Cruise Day Five–Syros

27 September

Due to increasing wind speeds and direction, we could not safely motor sail to Mykonos, so Syros became our next destination. The sad thing of that was that we would not get to take a tour of Delos, which is an uninhabited island in the Cyclades, just off Mykonos. It is of great religious significance to the Greeks and is a World Heritage Site. You can look it up in Wikipedia to learn more about Delos.

We have a semi-serious travel philosophy of leaving something undone so that we will come back — Delos is that for this trip….

After lunch on board, we set (motor) sail for Syros, arriving in its capital, Ermoupolis, at 1730. Ermoupolis consists of Venetian and neoclassical buildings. The best thing about this port is that we docked there and, therefore, could come and go as we pleased rather than follow a tender schedule.

After walking around the harbor, we had a delightful al fresco dinner in an estiatorio facing Galileo. Afterwards we enjoyed after dinner cocktails with fellow travelers out on the deck.

The waterlogged pic below is from our cabin, showing the intensity of the sea — this is what you get for not sailing in a class A (above deck) cabin! Of course,that was not a problem for us “seasoned” sailors.





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