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Although it's mountainous terrain makes it a popular rock climbing destination, Kalymnos is best know for its history of sponge divers. This was also the place where we listened to a political speech (we think) taking place in the harbour square outside our hotel. Plastic chairs for everyone, candy floss, music..... It was incredibly loud and chaotic. Everyone who lives on the island must have been there. Then it was over. Everyone left and it was ...
... without any suit or air support.. risking their lives day in and day out! Their endless love of the sea floor drives them to dive continuously not just for sponges but other sea treasures too like various shells. A few decades back.. their lives were short and anything but easy! Many perished in their attempt to survive and feed their families. But they created a legend, which follows the divers of Kalymnos island up to this very ...
... standing in the courtyard when an elderly gentleman in a black suit approached Jim. Because he was looking at Jim's lower half we actually thought he was going to chastise him for wearing shorts in the church. But then he looked up with a grin, nodded at Jim's black, yellow and green runners and said, 'Brazil, neh?' Obviously, even for the Greeks, football trumps religious modesty. If one has had any ties to an upbringing involving ...
Well, little did we know what lay ahead when we went to bed! At around 1.30am, the boat was in very windy weather with high swells. Thankfully we remained blissfully asleep however other passengers were unwell from this point.
The captain docked for a while near some islands to seek refuge from the weather about 5am. However at 8am we awoke to feel as though we were being tossed in a washing machine, and walking around was almost impossible. Bec did not feel at all well, ...
... s trip to Kusadasi and Ephesus. Tonight was Greek Night inboard - we drank Ouzo - one of us having just one sip, ate octopus (suckers and all) and enjoyed moussaka, stuffed tomatoes and bacclava. We also learnt Greek dances and generally enjoyed the evening. Tomorrow, in the late afternoon, we will be walking the streets of Pythagorien in Samos - sadly there won't be time to go to the cave, but at least we set foot on the ...
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