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... Bay of Itea.
We then visited the Delphi Archaeological Museum.
We had lunch at the town of Itea on the Bay. It guards access to the sanctuary of
Delphi. We had real calamari which was
delicious. The ice cream was ...
... it to a piece of wood. They paint on the canvas as the picture
shows. The woman is showing us a piece
of gold leaf that they glue to the painting.
We stopped in the mountains at the monument erected in
memory of Oedipus Rex. This is where he
murdered his father in order to marry his mother.
Doug found an icon on his own.
Then the view of the mountains outside our hotel ...
At around noon Greek time on friday, May 20 we arrived in Patras, Greece. We were pumped to be in Greece, but soon found out that practically no trains were running in Greece. Luckily, the buses were pretty cheap and easy to use so we were on our way to Olympia with a connection in Pyrgos by about ...
We were woken early with the wind coming straight into the bay in Kioni and putting us on a lee shore so we decided to up anchor and make for Missalonghi a sail of some 40nautical miles.
We didn't get in a lot of sailing as the wind was naturally from straight ahead. However with the main up and the motor on we can head into it at a better angle. Taking turns at steering and with a hot batch of scones to keep up ...
... it didn't feel safe as the boat skated around the cove in protest.
After ensuring that all the bilges were not taking on water, I grabbed my snorkeling gear and jumped in to see what the damage looked like. I wasn't pretty, this was a F*&^king nightmare!!
As captain of the vessel, I accept full responsibility for running us up on the reef. After all, I'm the captain and the final responsibility is always mine. That being ...