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So for my somewhat final leg of my first summer traveling escapade, I met a really good friend and spent a couple of days in Mykonos, Greece. Not much to say besides that it was amazing. The people were friendly and beautiful and the food was incredible. Not to sound like Capt. Diva but the beaches were not as amazing as I expected, but the party scene certainly was. Felt a little too old for all the parties as I was ...
... island. Naxos, we noticed, has a completely different vibe from that of Mykonos. While Mykonos was bustling and crowded, Naxos seemed quite a bit sleepier and more relaxed. Whereas Mykonos was expensive and glitzy, Naxos was a bit more down to earth and affordable. Yet, Naxos retains all the charm a traveller would expect of a Greek island.
Our first step after a quick lunch by the docks was to find our pension. Thus we walked to the very south of Hora ...
We lifted anchor at 7:30 and unfurled the sails and had a very pleasant but short lived sail out of Naousis Bay. As soon as we were out of the bay the wind turned to our nose and we were faced with another day of motoring. We checked in with BS at 8 am who were still at the marina and on their way to the bakery. We agreed to meet at Finikas. Mid-morning we decided to chance course and have another attempt at sailing but after about an hour ...
... a significantly different wind and sea state; waves of 2 meters and wind gusts up to 7 B.
As the conditions were rather unpleasant we decided to motor to the closest protected bay. We followed s/v Onset with Bill at the helm. He had sailed this waters before and he guided us around and between a few small rocks to a protected anchorage. We dropped anchor at 12:30 behind Wave Runner, who had left early ...
... to cover up with a towel – the man decided to then swim in our cove! When I was satisfied he was far enough out in the water I quickly put on the rest of my bikini as was finally able to lie back and enjoy my book in the sun.
When we both felt we had had enough sun we packed up our things and walked back to the bike, we found a supermarket and picked up lunch supplies then went in search for another beach.
Rhys found a great, shady spot for us to ...
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