We were back and forth through the Lefkas Canal half a dozen times in 2013/14 so it was interesting to see how it’s changed. Normally there is a floating bridge at the north end which opens on the hour every hour allowing the yachts to go through. This, however, was away for servicing on our first trip through this year so the ingenious Greeks put an open-ended ferry in its place where the cars drive on the front and exit off the back. Every hour the ferry slickly moves out of the way to let the yachts through.
It was also great to see how small the rubbish tip is now along the side of the canal. Before it stretched pretty much the whole way but now it has been dug in and only one end seems to still be being used or perhaps being filled in completely. Rubbish is a huge issue on these islands. The amount of plastic we use in the boat is enormous compared to home. It’s recommended that you drink bottled water here which is only available i