Images from our sailing the Islands of Greece
Enchanting memories for a lifetime
Magical full moon rising over the
Temple of Poseidon in Sunion Bay.
Sunday July 17 - 07:00 Breakfast coffee, juices, fresh fruit, yogurt, cereal and hard boiled eggs. Over breakfast we reviewed the basic safety gear aboard the boat, location of fire extinguishers, first aid kit, flares, life jackets and harnesses. All hands got practice, dropping the dock lines then coiling and stowing the dock lines and fenders. Knot review: the cleat hitch, the clove hitch and the figure eight. The six boats all headed out together just after 09:00 as we motored in a flat calm sea across the "Inshore Traffic Zone" shipping lanes, then the wind began to come from the north northwest at 5 to 10 knots. We set sail on starboard tack, with the crew hoisting the main and unfurling the jib, we were sailing in no time.
Mike & Allie sneak a smootch on the beach and a hug at the Temple of Poseidon!
Mike relaxes while Jeff sails the twin wheeled
Beneteau Cyclades 50.5 on a glorious reach.
The village came alive just before the sunset with booths set up right off our stern selling local jams, jelly, and lots home made wears. Cyndee picked up some earrings. Dan helped the ladies set up their booth and received a bottle of Cherry liquid as a thank you.
Monday July 18 - 08:00 there was a beautiful cool breeze in the mountain air as we walked up the steps of the amphitheater and you could clearly hear the little girl from "Aeolia Rea", singing "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" from the center of the stage.
Friday July 21 - 07:00 after coffee and breakfast, we depart for Alimos and home. The wind was northwest at 15 to 20 knots. After motoring past the town we set sail on port tack. As we cleared the lee of Methanon we experienced the wind funneling thru the mountains up over 25 knots, gusts higher, and we shorten sail. The crew gets to practice reefing, which we did twice. First one reef then another, giving Dan, Carol, Amy and Pete all a chance at the helm practicing feathering technique