SANGARIS

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04 June 2014 | Padova and Venice
03 June 2014 | Marina di Ragusa, Italy
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25 July 2013 | (In 200 BC, that is!)
24 July 2013 | Samos, Greece
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See Sými!

14 October 2011 | Sými, Dodecanese, Greece
Heading out from Keçi Bükü, Turkey, with a gentle northwest wind we were just able to fetch the Greek Island of Sými (Simi) and dropped anchor in delightful Pethi (Pédi) bay, right around the corner from Sými town.
After a delicious on-board BBQ, our plan was to put Sangaris on the Pethi town pier in the morning and hike to Sými town. We'd stop along the way at the hill (mountain!) top ruins of the Byzantine kastro, across to the hilltop upper town, Chorio, before heading down some 375 steps to the Sými Town harbor area called Gialos. It's arguably one of the most picturesque in Greece, surrounded by neo-classical houses and elaborate churches on the hillside.

We thought we'd try something new with this blog and post some of the scenes along the way - you can just scroll down to "See Sými" up close. There's more in the picture gallery, too. And, if you click on the Map link to the right, then select the Google earth link, you can zoom right in on these beautiful bays.

Looking back on Pethi Bay during our walk to Chorio - by the way, that's Turkey to the east in the background.

And here's SANGARIS side tied to the Pethi Pier.



Having walked over the hilltop from Pethi, we arrive in Symi's waterfront, Gialos.

Another waterfront vista of Gialos - cute little boat, eh?

And at one time, Symi was the sponge diving capital of the world!

Some wonderful Symi close ups to give you some sense of this magical place.

This sweet little thing is actually called "Katerina" - doncha love her?!



Cruiser's Notes: Late season - October - proved to be a great time to visit as all the "heaving" summer traffic was gone, the ancorage was almost empty and the town piers in both Pethi and Gaios had plenty of room. No charge at Pethi, where we were side-to vs. Med mooring in summer.
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Vessel Name: SANGARIS
Vessel Make/Model: Amel Santorin - a 46'/14m Ketch
Crew: Katherine and Craig Briggs
About:
In 1999, Katherine and Craig "sold up" to go cruising aboard their 46' Amel Santorin ketch "SANGARIS" and since then have sailed some 25,000 miles. Leaving Florida they headed south to the Caribbean, then west along the "Spanish Main" coast of South America to Colombia and Panama. [...]
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Who: Katherine and Craig Briggs