1. Oct, 2018

From Vistas to Venetian Shipyards - 30th September

I was up early this morning with the plan to pick up some caches before breakfast. I drove up the windy road from Paleo up to the Bella Vista to Paleokastritsa. It was cold and misty but I still had great views from here. I spent some time here admiring the view and gathering the information for the cache owner. 

After this, I continued up the winding roads to visit a Moorish castle for the trad, Angelokastro View and then up to the Agios Giorgios View. I could see over towards where I had walked a couple of days ago hunting for Pirates Bay - Corfu. 🙁 I drove down into Pagoi to find the Pagoi Waterfalls trad. This was as dry as a bone here.😀 I then had to drive up and down the winding road retracing my route back to the hotel for breakfast.

We were leaving today and heading up the east side of the island to Kassiopi, our final stop on the holiday. We were planning to take a leisurely drive via Gouvia and Nissaki, hopefully to find a few caches on the way.

Even before I was caching, I had wanted to visit the Venetian Shipyards (see the photo) at Gouvia, not far from Corfu Town. Now I knew that there was a trad and a Wherigo here, this was now a must visit.😀 The Venetian Shipyards was a tricky find as the GPS was all over the place. The Venetian shipyard Wherigo took some time too and it was difficult to get into the zones but eventually the final coords popped out and I had a short walk to sign the logsheet. Sad to say, this one has now been archived because someone couldn’t find the cache.

We drove up through familiar coastal villages, Dassia, Ipsos, Pirgi, Barbarti and finally into Nissaki, where we had spent a week in a villa a couple of years ago. We lunched in one of our favourite tavernas, admiring the fabulous view over the sea to Corfu Town. When we left, I walked up the road to the church to find the well hidden For All The Saints cache. 😀 We carried up along the coast road to Kassiopi and found our hotel. 

1 Earthcache 1 Wherigo 5 Traditional