An unforgettable day!
The boat-trip started at nine, we
were about 16 persons. Then we went to Patitiri on Alonnisos to pick
up about 16 more! Plenty of space onboard for all of us!
Odyssey was the name
of the boat, it was much more than I expected!
It was build in Turkey in 2003 and belongs on Alonnisos.
The boat has a saloon with a bar, 7 cabins with private shower/wc
and can sleep between 14 and 18.
Plenty of outside space both with sun and in the shadow!
I sat for the most in the bow and enjoyed the sea!
In the middle of the sea
an English woman got an indisposition,
probably something with the heart. We were taken to Agios Petros and
transferred to a beach. The boat had called the harbor police and
they were on the way with a doctor. They met at Alonnisos. A Danish
nurse assisted the woman and her husband as good as possible!
The woman was OK was the report we got later in the day!
On the beach, some had to much
sun, but they found shadow under rocks and bushes, and olive trees!
3 Norwegian, sporty girls climbed
up to the ruins of a monastery on a top south of the bay. We only
met goats and had a fantastic view, see yesterdays photo!
Another good boat came, Gorgona,
and they offered us food, drinks and shelter!
When Odyssey finally came back
after more than 3,5 hour we were served a wonderful lunch with Greek
salad, souvlakis and drinks. It tasted fantastic, we were really
Then we went around the island to
the Monastery bay, where the small photo on the other side here is
from. We climbed up to the monastery and had a look around.
I got permission to get up and take today's top photo, I have taken
it many times before and love the colors! The monastery has name day on the 8th of September, but this year no
Many times we saw dolphins, just
lovely every time!
When we finally came back to
Skopelos, about 22.00 o'clock we were very happy and satisfied!
It had been a lovely day!
The extra little touch of the day
was when the full moon came up over the island Peristeri!
Much of the area we was in is part
of The National Marine Park of Alonnisos. It is made to protect the
nature and sea life, but mostly the Monachos Monachos, the Monk
Seal! You hardly ever see it out there, it is afraid of people.
Some of the island we can not get close to because there the seals
have their pups. I was told that it is only 30 seals left in this
area so that's why we should stay away from the seals and let them
go on with their life's!
PS, have seen them, and got
a thank you e-mail from the ill ladies husband, all is fine, and they
were very pleased with the service