Our route from Didim was about 28 miles upwind with lots of sea and salt sprayed on our bow. Having tried without success to reach this island oasis last year and with Deep Blue ahead of us we pressed on regardless. By early evening we were anchored in Pythagorian Bay's crystal clear water with a backdrop of a pretty town and green pine tree hills beyond.
The name, of course, is after our favorite old mathematician guy, Pythagoras, who was born here on Samos about 570 BC and figured out that cool right triangle bit - 'course he did it with Greek letters.
We had three windy nights that kept the crew alert and all too often awake, so we switched up and tied stern-to at the town key yesterday after a morning visiting refrig technicians in Samos marina ... yes, the saga continues.
Now we're quite happy here with a safe mooring, the old guy and his right triangle appropriately captured in a statue plus the pleasant bustle of small tourist town activity (picture us along the town wall in the middle of the top photo). We've got a tour boat booked for tomorrow to take us on a guided trip of the ancient site of Ephesus in Turkey which is just across a narrow straight (click on the Google Map button to the right and zoom around a bit.) Later this week we'll give the island of Samos a drive around and have lots of pics to share in the next slog - stay tuned!