9. Hydra - Island of Horses and Donkeys
Another favorite! Probably because my favorite animal is a horse. We opted for a tour on Harriet's Hydra Horses and enjoyed a steep climb to a monastery. The nuns occupying the property were mid-siesta, as they complete their chores early in the day before it gets too hot. There was something magical about the island beyond this. Maybe is was the lack of cars. Maybe is was walking into town to see boats stacked atop boats. Maybe it was the people. My favorite meal in Greece was here as well.
There was also a bit of excitement. During our second night on the island, the winds shifted. We had 4 catamarans tied to one another to make neighborly visits easier, but two of the boats' anchors came loose due to intense rocking. Two anchors and a few ropes can't support the pressure of four boats knocking around, so we freed the two loose vessels. Adorned in red light headlamps, pulling the neighboring boat with the total weight of our bodies to give enough rope to detach the boats, I secretly had a blast. Once it was over, no one was hurt, and the two loose boats were anchored just a twenty minute swim away. This adrenaline junkie had a giant grin on her face and a difficult time catching a few REMs before daylight.
10. Poros - Island of Last Port
The last stop. How do trips come to an end so quickly? I was glad that we got additional time with new flotilla friends (mostly OCSC NorCal folks). We made the most of our final evening on the water watching a glorious sunset, dancing and listening to tunes. What an adventure! Thank you to Anthony at OCSC for the invite. Until next time!