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Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Island cruise with the kiwis Episode 3

A cruise around the harbour on a water taxi.  Bring your own coffee, beer and meatballs provided



Loading up the family.  Our very own, Kyriakos, Captain of the the Socrates at the helm




We sailed through the main port, passed the Navy School and the waterfront tavernas.  This is one of the best places to dine in the summer, right on the water.  There is a private jetty if you want to come in by speed boat or even row out from your yacht


These two houses have their own private grounds, private beach and jetty.   






We sailed out to Teachers Island (Daskalio)  but they were preparing for a wedding in the tiny chapel and we couldn't land.  The kids took the opportunity to leap into the deep blue sea


Sailing back to Poros and through the strait again on our way to Monastery Beach,  This is the waterfront church of Evangelismos (Annunciation)



Another house right on the sea.  This one is too close for comfort.  I imagine it has a bad case of rising damp.



The water sports platform at Askeli beach.  Water ski, fun on the 'banana', sea kayak, parasailing.  The sea was getting quite rough by now.  We tried to tie up at one of the little jetties so niece and nephew could run up to their hotel and grab their togs/bathers/swimming costume.  No luck, the waves were just too big.  We continued on, rocking and rolling around the bay


Safe in the sheltered Monastery Beach the kids were let loose and used all their pent up energy dive bombing the rest of us from the roof of the boat




Time for beer and meatballs and great slabs of home made cheese pie to finish off the day.

  We made it back safely, riding the crests and being dumped into the troughs back across the bay and round the corner into the much calmer passage through Poros town.

10 comments:

  1. Looks like the kids enjoyed it and will have lots of good memories to look back on. And the adults!

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    1. The kids spend all their summers in or near the sea. They must have the best of memories!

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  2. Far too much pleasure all round. You're making me jealous again!

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    1. Old and young had a great time,although the rough sea gave me a few lurching moments. I was glad to be back in calm waters

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  3. I used to jump out of the boat into the water when I was young. Oh the fun
    Not so much now lol

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    1. I wouldn't mind jumping into the sea but don't think I'd be able to haul myself back on board!!

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    2. Ever since watching jaws. I just can’t do it lol

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    3. No sharks around here....so they say lol

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  4. Like Cro i am jealouse too.

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    1. Great day. Bit too rough to take good photos but at least you can see some of what we did

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