We met Joe and Michelle five days ago on Poros, Greece. They landed in Athens and after a couple of short bus and ferry rides we greeted them at the dock in Poros. This island was sort of a random call on our part for a meeting place but it turned out to be great. The strong Northerly winds were on, and the harbor at Poros is very protected, and the town has lots to see and do.
Over the next few days we saw several boats leave and return as they encountered more wind than they wanted to deal with. We stayed two days in Poros, snuck around the corner towards Hydra for one night (dragged at anchor in lots of wind, 2am firedrill, very entertaining for guests!), and then decided to return to Poros for another evening.
Pictures from Poros, Greece
Finally on day 4, we had a good forecast for a trip East to the next island Kythnos. Unfortunately, the forecast was not connected to reality and we are all stubborn. Well, Joe and I are stubborn. So, we bashed our way 40 miles east in a 20 – 27 knots of wind and big seas. Michelle will not remember that trip as her favorite time.
But! Once in Kythnos, the anchorages were secluded, protected, and very very nice. (pictures below).
After two nights in Kythnos we motorsailed today in 5 knots of wind to Syros, and tomorrow we push on to Mykonos!!
More to follow!!!
Jim and Deb – thanks again for playing such great hosts and letting us share in a bit of the adventure. Love the recap and the photos. I will forward ours (Michelle’s) once I get those and the GoPro videos organized. Looking foreward to reading about the next legs!