Friday, August 17, 2012

Back to Greece for a week

Bidding a sad farewell to Croatia for another year the Poseidon crew headed back to Greece for a late booking and an additional departure for us. In Athens we greeted two families from the UK and the States. With us aboard Margarita, was Granddad Len who was treating his teenage grandchildren to a holiday of a lifetime sailing the Greek isles. Aboard Polykandros from London UK were Mum and Dad Thompson and their teenage children and friends. After spending a night in Poros, we arrived to the harbour fun of Hydra, circling like vulchers for a good 2 hours to get a secure spot for Margarita and Polykandros! Med mooring and rafting is really unique in small Hydra and Polykandros was joined by lines from 10 other yachts by sunset. That evening the flotilla enjoyed a great happy hour (or two) over a few glasses of Pimms prepared by the UK gang and a wonderful dinner at Kristina and Manolas taverna. We spent two nights in Hydra then the flotilla headed to Kithnos and Kea before returning to Athens. It was a fun but all too brief sail - one-week flotillas fly by quickly so we really hope to see both of our families from England and the States back for a longer trip to Greece or Croatia next time!