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 Post subject: Ten days in paradise ;)
PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:20 am 
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This year we visited the wonderful camping Thalatta. We were together with a lot of friends and had great fun.

The caravan took off from Sunny Beach - Bulgaria
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Some of us had too much walking
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Unloading and inspection of the equipment
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The latest addition to the kayak- Downrigger :)
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Attack!
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Big Brother is watching you:
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The first 4-5 days the weather was not very nice, but there was enough fish. Mostly it was pecking a raglou 6.5 cm . followed by wobbler 9-11 cm of wobblers were pecked mainly by bonitos, everything else was nibbling raglous. We decided to diversify by jigging, but there was a small success- a little ricciola and countless blades that were returned to the sea :)

There were great places for jigging. There were edges where the depth suddenly changed from 50m to 17m
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We were trying different pilkers, but caught only small blades and some other reddish creatures that were thrown back.
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We had fun but it was not what we were targeting :)
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Besides the pilkers we had Yo-zuri De Luxe Tenya, Shimano Lucanus & Shimano Bottom Ship
It turned out that the shrimps I ordered for Tenya were too big and were destined to the grill :)
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The weather was fine again the list of entertainments was expanded :)
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I found some goodies from the kayak with dual use :)
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Oops, too many kayaks. The trend was less kayaks moving the old fashioned way- using paddles :)
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More friends arrived with heavy machinery
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and larger TV sets :)
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The yellow beauty before battle
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There were moments when I was like a tripping boat, but the rods were on the stands
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Such places unlock numerous talents. One of my favorites was cooking and here are some dishes

Own catch- Tuna, Bonito and Melanur
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Sea bass
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Some creatures
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The next few days were for meat:
Lamb fillet and french Rack of Lamb
Add them plenty of oregano, a little pepper and salt, then pour over with a lot of olive oil
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A few hours to absorb the flavors and then ready for the fire
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Octopus:
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A fast glimpse from the kitchen to the dry dock:
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After being baked,the octopus was sprinkled with oregano and poured over with plenty of olive oil
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Beef tenderloin steaks marinated with salt, thyme, rosemary, sun-dried tomatoes, lots of olive oil and a few cloves of garlic :
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Trite, but again on the grill
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During the last two days the boats were more successful at Toroni and Porto Koufo but generally everyone was complaining .
I personally was pleased with these ten pleasant days shared with friends. I hope next year we can do at least two or three such organized assaults on Greek shores.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:29 am 
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Excellent pictures. Looks like a beautiful place. How far did you drive: starting location to destination?

Looks like you had plenty of food.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:22 am 
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Starting point: Hote Dune - Sunny Beach - Bulgaria.
Endpoint: Thalatta Camp - Kalamitsi - Greece.
Route (876km/544mi)
Some of us came from a "short" distance - Sofia (475km/295mi) and Plovdiv (605km/375mi). I am also from Sofia, but I spent the whole summer season in Sunny Beach.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:47 am 
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Jealous as can be!


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 4:39 am 
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So jealous...with our season coming into the cold/rainy time and my ankle in a cast ( major rebuild), I have nothing to do but work and plan mods, and vicariously live through you all.

Always amazes me when I see mileages from europe- 500 due south and I am still in California!


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 5:32 am 
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That was awesome.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:07 pm 
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Magic photos Johnny. Looked like a great trip.

P.S. I've got one of those.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 1:16 am 
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Excuse me Slaughter, but isn't that a daggy photo? :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


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