Sunday, July 20, 2008

Sailing in Greece

Lately we have been doing a lot of shore things like,riding a bike and taking a hike. We were able to find a FREE marina that we can stay in. The marina is not finished yet so it is not charging people to dock there. There is also internet that we were able to pay for. Matthew and I really enjoyed getting up early to play on it. The Kelly's got out there bikes and let us ride them. We rode them all over. Then the next day we went on a hike that went all the way around the island. On our way
down we saw a truck fly past us in the dirt road. Later we found out that the truck was the garbage truck. When we got back to the boats we were able to sail Duxie, the Kelly's Dinghy. Matthew did not like to sail so what he did was inflated a mattress then climbed on that and held on to a rope on the dinghy. But he got bored quick. Then I sailed alone again. I sailed up and into the marina to explore. When I was up there A girl wanted to go sailing with me. So I let her in and showed her
how. It was hard because she spoke no English. She wanted to go up wind but all she did was put the tiller over to one side as far as she could. Of course that made us skid side ways down wind. But the whole time she just washed her hands and didn't look up. Now we are motoring to a new anchorage.
When we were at the Corinth canal we learned that there are bridges at the entrance and exit. To let boats threw the bridges go under water so boats can go over them. The Corinth canal is all stone. The builders dug out the canal right through stone. At parts of the canal the rock is higher than our mast. At the highest it was 63 meters and the water is only 8 meters deep. I was lucky enough to be on the second spreader to take pictures. If you want to know more look the canal up online and
the pictures are really cool. Bye bye


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