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An Excellent Spice & Herb Shop in Crete

July 8, 2016 // 0 Comments

We’ve written before about how much we love the simple food of Greece. What Greece does especially well that we enjoy are their fresh fruits and vegetables, and also their honey, olives, olive oil, dried fruits, herbs and spices. The dried herb mix we found for feta cheese has transformed the [read more]

Corinth Canal, Greece

May 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

The green path shows our 2015 journey east across Greece, using the Corinth Canal. The red path shows roughly how we will sail NW across Greece in 2016 once we leave Crete and make our way north up the Adriatic. This year, when we reverse course and sail back through the Mediterranean from east to [read more]

Amorgos in the Little Cyclades, Greece

February 9, 2016 // 0 Comments

After leaving picturesque but crowded and touristy Santorini, we sailed northeast through the Little Cyclades, to the island Amorgos. The contrast was startling between Santorini and laid-back Amorgos, where we stayed for over a week and met almost no one who was not Greek. The main [read more]

Blue Grotto in Megisti Kastellorizo Greece

October 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

While we were in Kas, we made a day trip by ferry to the island of Megisti, Greece. Megisti means “big” in Greek, which is ironic because this island is the smallest in the Dodocanese. Evidently the name refers to the fact that it’s the largest island in its smaller group of [read more]

Serene Delos, Greece

October 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

 No visit to the Cyclades in Greece would be complete without a trip to Delos, the literal and figurative center of these islands.  The name Cyclades comes from the Greek word kyklos, meaning circle, and the rest of the Cycladic islands encircle sacred Delos. The ruins of all Delos’ [read more]

Do you have a Refugee Plan?

September 24, 2015 // 2 Comments

How dangerous or miserable must life be in your homeland to instead choose a risky paddle across an open sea in an overloaded, inflatable raft to an uncertain future in a country where you don’t speak the language? Life vests, but very low in the water. Ellen and I sailed last night from [read more]
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