Over the last 10 days we have visited Sifnos, Serifos, Kythnos, Syros and now Mykonos – basically any island with an OS on the end of it!! Actually both Penny and I are having difficulties in remembering what day it is, let alone where we have been.
All the islands are beautiful, some more developed than others. Especially in the case of Mykonos which must be the tourist (and gay!!) mecca of the Cyclades. There are hundreds of shops, churches, tavernas and shrines located in a maze of narrow streets, which you can quite easily get lost in.
We are still sailing with David and Susan on “Stella”. In Paros we met up with David and Jenny on “Älexes” and Peter and Val from “Valhalla”. Our friends Cilla and Laurie, from the Gold Coast, joined us in Kythnos after they had spent two very hot days in Athens (45degrees) and they are due to leave tomorrow. Emily is coming to stay for a few days, weeks, and months!!! – It depends on how long before she gets bored with our company and laid back ways.
Probably the highlight of the last few days has been while sailing along the coast of Kythnos I hooked a 35 kg Yellow Fin Tuna – it took 2 hours to bring in – It was a team effort, Penny at the helm, Cilla on the movie camera and Laurie feeding me water, keeping the decks cool, stopping the reel from heating up and finally gaffing the fish. Once it was on board we had to decide what to do with it –Selling it seemed the best idea, but not an easy task when no one speaks English and we don’t speak Greek. As the fish was a little too big to carry around to all the tavernas, we took the camera and tried to show them on the screen. Unfortunately, our sign language wasn’t up to it as one of the women thought I wanted to buy 2 litres of olive oil. In the end we gave up and then spent the next three hours cutting it up and bagging it for the freezer. Any one wants any yellow fin tuna let me know???