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Sep 23, 2011 - Kithnos

We had breakfast at one of the restaurants on the beach. We are moored in the harbor of the village of Loutra. It is very picturesque with lots of restaurants right on the beach and I mean right on the beach. The person on the end of our table was almost sitting in the water. Dave checked the weather and sea conditions and as it was a bit too rough with no change expected during the day, decided we would have another day on Kithnos. We hired a couple of cars so we could see a bit more of the island. Erica and David drove so it let the rest...

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Sep 22, 2011 - Kea to Kithnos

We had a bit of a late start today to give us a chance for a catch-up (I think it was mainly cos the skipper wanted to party with the other Gap group) and it is a reasonably short sail to Kithnos. I slept until 8.27...unreal for me. The seas were a bit choppier so it was out with the spray jackets...I'm glad I bought them as we've used them twice now...in the storm and today. It was a fun sail and yes, we did have the sail up most of the time. We arrived in port late morning and then it was decisions, decisions...do we eat, have a drink,...

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Jun 10, 2006 - Greece - The lovely Isle of Crete

If we loved Athens and Santorini, then we loved-loved-LOVED Crete! Jonas visited when he was 19 but couldn't remember a thing about it so it was a surprise for both of us that it's such a huge island, especially in comparison to Santorini. We made the old town of Xania our home-base for several days as we were head-over-heels with our romantic little abode, complete with jacuzzi tub. We took day trips to different beaches, laying and tanning and dipping into the incredible crystal-blue (albeit freezing?!) waters to cool off. Course, it...

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Aug 30, 2005 - Temple of Poseidan to Island of Kythnos

Today we were awoken (or at least I was) by the movement of the boat. I guess Siteris hates Athens so he wanted to get out as quickly as we could. Having visited the islands, I can see where this comes from. Athens is just too crowded and too hot to spend too much time there. Today we did a 20 nautical mile sail for about 3.5 hours. For you sailors, the waves and wind were about 7/8. For you non-sailors, the waves were pretty big, you would go up one side and down the other and then again. It's kinda like a rollar coaster, the waves got to...

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Jul 31, 2005 - Kythnos, Greece

Sunday, July 31. Kythnos. We motor sailed about three hours to Kythnos, where we anchored in a shallow bay. We continued on to Merihas, Kythnos, through very large swells. In Merihas, all the dock spaces were full. But this didn't stop Jorgo. In Greece, they do what's called a Mediterranean mooring where the boat is backed up against the dock rather than pulled in head first. This is due in part because the docks here typically do not have slips to pull along side. We backed our boat amongst three other boats and secured lines to each of...

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