37:08.59N 23:13.87E Paros Bay
Thursday 20th June, 2019.
After Frank and Sue departed on the ferry on Wednesday afternoon we walked up to the Temple of Apollo and wandered through the lanes to find the old church at the top and the restaurant overlooking the harbour with wonderful views. Next time we come here we are going to try a few restaurants we found tucked away in the back streets off the normal walk through.
We sat and waited for the little shop to open at 6 p.m. which sells olives, spices, olive oil and amazing selection of things we never see in the UK. The photographs don’t do it justice. It was opened in 1945 by the chaps grandfather and grandmother. His father, mother and grandmother together with his sisters all work in the shop during the week. There was such a sense of pride in the family business. Of course we had to buy large green olives, dried thyme, olive oil, almonds in the shells and ouzo for the harbour master has he had been so kind.
Thursday morning we were up and off to the supermarket to stock up for the next part of our journey to Paros Bay to meet up with Clive, Tricia, Brian and Mari.
The wind was good for sailing although we had to tack several times and at times we were making 8.2. It took us several hours but we finally pulled into the bay and found our friends safely tucked in the corner overlooking the nature walk area.
We had the added excitement of the super yacht Bravo Eugenia being anchored near us. Built and finished last year in Holland and owned by the billionaire Jerry Jones owner of the Dallas Cowboys it is just a joy to look at. The fourteen guests are looked after by a crew of 30 with all the toys you can imagine together with the gym at sea level. We were treated to a jazz band and singer playing to the ship and us in the little bay. At 109 metres long it is not everywhere you fit into especially with all the little harbours in Greece.