Greece 2005

Heading Home

And now begins the never ending day! Wake up alarm at 0400 and haul everything up to Skippers pub at the end of the dock to wait for our taxi. In the cab at 0500, same driver as before, less chatty this time. Early for him too I guess. To the airport at 0600, security checks and luggage is gone. On the plane and out of Athens at 0800. A two hour time difference and we are in Heathrow at 1000 London time. We were going to head to London proper again, but it wasn't' so simple this time because [...]

May 21st, 2005|Greece 2005|


The boat bucked and shivered in the wind....and we slept like logs. Today we will finalize things with the boat and then we will visit the Archaeological museum at the Agora below the Acropolis. A fitting way to spend our last day in Greece. Our plane leaves tomorrow morning at 0800, we land in Heathrow and will spend a few hours in London again to kill the layover. It's a bit shorter this time, 5 hours. We leave Heathrow at 1710 and arrive in Vancouver at 1835. Now that's efficiency! After a whirlwind checkout in which three people surveyed the [...]

May 20th, 2005|Greece 2005|

Sounion to Pireaus (Back to home port)

Morning is grey and it is actually raining a bit. Might wash away some of the grime on the boat. This is our first rain since we've been here. Well, not totally true, I think it rained a little bit one night early on, but not during the waking hours. Our plan today is simple, Walk up to the temple, take a few photos, back to the boat for breakfast, maybe a swim if it warms up, then head for home base. We have about 28 miles to go and there isn't much to look at on the way. We [...]

May 19th, 2005|Greece 2005|

Loutra to Sounion (intentional this time)

It sounds like a million swallows/sparrows are in the trees around us, doves in the background. This place is likely the most peaceful place we have been. Hazy today, lots of high cloud. Again, the winds are barely in existence, but we are hopeful. We now know that at some time shortly after 9 am the weather will be broadcast on channel 4 so we no longer bother with channel 16 beforehand. However, we discovered something new and sort of disconcerting. Kirk turned the radio onto channel 4 early and we heard the woman listing off coordinates. We listen closely [...]

May 18th, 2005|Greece 2005|

Seriphos to Loutra (Kythnos)

The sky is again clear and blue, and the wind gauge reads 0.0 m/s. Sailing is not looking good today. We can hear the mourning doves in the trees, it is our daily symphony. Often we awake to a concert of doves, swallows, sparrows, chickens and roosters, and occasionally the odd donkey braying in the distance. Beats the sound of sirens. There are two sounds that have driven us nuts since we arrived. The first is an occasional generator like sound. We finally traced that one to the groove in the boom. When the wind is at just the right [...]

May 17th, 2005|Greece 2005|

Paros to Seriphos

Morning and it's gorgeous. There is a bit of wind, but the predictions for the next 48 hours are between 1 and 4. Perfect. N-NW winds will make it a little slower than the SW winds we started out with, but such is life. Boats that have been stuck here for days, like us, are finally leaving the dock. There has been a boat called the Arianna docked across from us. Expensive charter boat! People here are still talking about that storm that we went through two weeks ago. We have finally come to the conclusion that it was [...]

May 16th, 2005|Greece 2005|
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