The goal is to die with memories, not dreams.

Nisos Aegina

05 August 2022
Jane Paulson
Agios Nektarios Monastery is actually a Nunnery although we did not see any nuns. It is a truly spectacular building and we were fortunate enough to arrive during a service and listened to the Pappas giving his sermon followed by communion. The wine is given by spoon ( including small children) and the special Sunday Bread is in a large basket and you help yourself. It was a shame that the interior was full of scaffolding but at least renovation works were being carried out. I was wearing shorts, and before I could enter, I was given a full length wrap around skirt that I had to wear to cover my lovely long legs !!. I am not religious, more spiritual, but it was so good to see the church full, from the very young to the very old all practising their faith. I lit a candle, in memory of all those I have loved and lost.
Agios Nektarios is one of the most widely known Greek Orthodox Saints. He was known as a great miracle worker, particularly as a healer of every sort of disease. He was also a prolific writer, theologist, philosopher, moralist, educator, poet, ascetic and mystic. Sounds like my kind of man !
Vessel Name: Stiletto
Vessel Make/Model: Bavaria 33 Cruiser
Hailing Port: Gosport, UK
Crew: Andreas Giles & Jane Paulson
We have been sailing together for 15 years and have owned Stiletto for 13 of them. We have exhausted the Solent and the South Coast and all the other usual passages: West Country, France, Channel Islands etc. that are available from our home port of Gosport. [...]