Friday, 25 November 2016
Crossing by car ferry to Galatas and onwards through the villages of mainland Greece, the road of Pan, the wine road, ancient ruins
Of the five car ferries which sail this narrow passage this is my favourite, the Kyriaki. Roll on, roll off. On the others it is 'back on-drive off'. Oh my goodness, you should try backing a car into a tiny space under pressure on a cramped little car ferry. Stress, anxiety and mixing up right and left is what happens when I try to back our long car on to the ferry. The biggest worry is always that I might actually miss the gang way as I strain to see over my shoulder and end up in the harbour.
Car Ferry Kyriaki
Here they are parking in reverse. When the boat is packed there is not much space between the cars. Fold your wing mirror, close your eyes and obey instructions. The young lads give very clear instructions and if you do exactly what they say you'll find your car tucked in nicely and can breathe a sigh of relief. Getting off is so much easier. You just have to make sure you use the hand brake properly and don't roll into the car behind you and give them a new front bumper.
View of Poros from Galatas. Little water taxis in the foreground, the clocktower standing out on the rock above the harbour.