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Home, sweet, home!
10/11/2009, Paros, Greece

Well, we made it back "home"! We've stayed here long enough for it to be like a second home. We've even just found a new bakery!

As we left Mykonos, we reached the decision to sail along past some of the beaches on the south coast. It was definitely not what we expected. Have you ever heard of Paradise Beach and Super Paradise Beach? Well, we couldn't see any difference between them and all the other beaches we saw! I mean, we thought we saw a photo of Super Paradise Beach with beach chairs 6-8 rows deep(!), but did we see that?!!

The rest of the trip passed peacefully with a game of Scrabble® thrown in.

Our residence is now Paros, Greece and we plan to stay here tomorrow and then move up to Naoussa before the 30-35 knot storm hits on Tuesday. The harbor at Naoussa is more protected from the storm.

10/13/2009 | John Marston
Hey Will! I thought my kids had a cool blog going with all their stuff from the San Juans, but you take the prize...a long way from Seattle! Keep on writing!
10/21/2009 | Will Nelson
Yeah. I do like the San Juans a lot, though! My dad and I once took our sailboat from Seattle (sold) up there with my mom and sailed around there for about a week (?).
Finally! A normal day!
10/05/2009, Mykonos, Greece

Today we had an unpleasant surprise as we heard that there would be 25-30 knots of breeze from the north. (Our bay's mouth was facing north.) So we picked up anchor and moved around to a protected anchorage. The forecast has so far been right.

Since my mom came with the Wi-Fi antenna we have had good Wi-Fi. But that still doesn't mean that we will have continuous internet. It is nice, though, to have an almost reliable source of internet.

P.S. We are on the west coast of Mykonos.

Too bad (setback)
10/05/2009, Mykonos, Greece

When we made it to Delos we were immediately dissapointed when a woman came over and ordered us off the island because of a "special day". That was on Sunday. Now, for you to realize what just happened you need to know the Delos is open Tuesday-Sunday...

But, on the positive side of things, we got in a nice sail.

Becoming a tourist
10/04/2009, Mykonos, Greece

We came to Mykonos yesterday on a southerly breeze from Siros. Today we plan to go and act like a normal tourist and go see Delos, across the channel. Go to Lonely Planet or something for the history. You might find it interesting.

Question: Which Greek island in the Cyclades does not end in "os" excepting Thira (Santorini)?

Back again
10/02/2009, Paros, Greece

We made it back! The whole idea of coming back was so that we could get our mail. The mail arrived successfully from our mail service so we'll be having a little more reading material.

A change of plans for today. Instead of going directly to Mykonos and Delos, we are now thinking of going to Siros, with some charter friends we met in Santorini. They have an eight day charter and their captain says Siros is a great place. We'll see!

Happy Birthday!! II
09/28/2009, Thira, Greece

Well, I am glad to report that all the museums were closed today and that no plans had even been made about going to one. It's not that I don't like the first 10-20 minutes spent there, but after that I get kinda tired. But, there's no reason to worry about museums (I got tired anyhow).

We started off in Fira, the capitol, and wondered about there for awhile before we split from the split of the group and went off to look for and ATM and some groceries. But we decided to have lunch before looking around. So we had lunch and started off and easily found the main road -- it was the only one that is paved with concrete. After that we walked down past our place to meet the other split from the group and immediately found a store. But it was still 3:00 p.m. and we were supposed to meet our friends at 5. So we turned around and went back to where there were some park benches and ordered some food. We got done with that at 3:15 and decided to go back to our store and grocery shop. At 4:00 we were done and we waited out the last hour on a wall.

All in all it was a good trip. We met some new friends and saw most of Fira. Santorini (Thira) is a cool island. Click on this.

P.S. My dad's X plot is working again.

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