July 21, 2002
Athens Anticlimax

Usually, sailing into Athens after so many days on the islands is a guarantee for a solid anticlimax and feelings of regret. Well, not this time.

The sunset over Athens was totaly spectacular. Our friend Despina was waiting for us at peer 6, and took us out to the most beautiful, non-touristic roofgarden restaurant by the Acropolis. Last year we had tried for nine months to have diner up there, but it was always full. And even this time we had to wait for a table, even though it was already past midnight when we got there! (Did I already say Athens is a lively city? ;-)

After cleaning the Rinia, check-out went pretty well the next morning, if not a bit slow. We had some frappés and the tradinional Kalamaki Souvlaki at the Kantina 7, while the small dent is our stern was indeed neatly (and cheaply) repaired. We met up with some friends and possible business-partners at the Marina, and had a lot of laughs about the fresh tourists coming in for a few weeks of sailing. (Of course, we were also a bit envious: they still had all the fun ahead of them.)

Later that afternoon, Dessy together with her good friend Lauren took us to the same place we had visited on arrival in Athens. We only had time for a very quick swim to wash of the Kalamaki sweat. The time had come for goodbyes at the airport... Hope to see you soon again, Dessy dear!

Posted by Bas at July 21, 2002 01:55 PM

Wauw, ben zomaar even wat aan het surfen en kom dit tegen !!!
Had al eerder deze pagina gezien, maar toen waren jullie nog onderweg, dus nog geen foto's.

Weet je hoe zeer we dit stekkie missen (ja, tuurlijk, want jullie missen het ook). Konden we maar weer even...

In Tokyo weinig terrassen te vinden, lekker met z'n allen binnen in de airco. Ook niet urenlang tafelen, maar even een snelle hap.
Toch hebben we het ontzettend goed naar onze zin, het is een belevenis een aantal jaren in deze wereldstad te mogen wonen.

En jullie, back to normal life ?



Posted by: marjolein elbers on September 25, 2002 11:39 AM
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