We decided to head north to visit friends, so past Pireus and Athens and out to the Agean Sea. We visited our first island in the Cyclades by accident. Rob was downstairs writing an email to a friend saying we were going past her place- was she there? Meanwhile upstairs Anne was following two yachts to Kea!
We've had a lot of strong winds on the nose so we aborted our attempt to travel north via the east coast of Evvia and went up the inside passage instead, it takes longer but is more sheltered. We anchored one night at an uninhabited island and snorkelled around the boat. Rob caught another fish that spiked him so he let it go… eventually.
The Captain looks grumpy a lot, he's either motoring over lumps of water or fiddling with sails and courses. Last night we passed under two bridges. The second one gets opened up once a day at slack tide. (Can be a 7 knot current there, Archimides drowned in it!) All the yachts gather together at a designated time by port authorities and are told when to go through - in the dark at 11:20pm! People out for the night at the tavernas, line along the banks and wave and call out as the boats pass through.