Honeymoon across the Med

N 35° 30' E 24° 00'

Aegean Sea Passage

June 01, 2008




greetings from hania, crete, greece. just a short note to say hi. this is my first chance to write-it’s hard to find time between sailing from point to point, then fueling, provisioning, repairing, catching up on lost sleep and having a look around to send many letters. we have a partial day off here before a 450 mile, 3-4 day sail to malta. we spent 11 days (longer than we wanted) in kemer, turkey before setting sail. there were repairs and upkeep, etc. to be done. we headed to finike, turkey for the shakedown. enjoyed the champions cup final there on a big screen in a seaside taverna.(didn’t care for the result, tho). left turkey for the greek island of rhodos where the colossus used to preside. enjoyed walking in the old town, within the old castle walls. next, a short sail( motor) to greek island of telos. very quiet after the tourist rush of rhodes. upon departure i sprained my back pulling up the anchor and was grateful for a very light western wind as we motored overnight to san torini. molly returned from town with a back brace and some pain relievers and we visited the beautiful old town with amazing views overlooking the volcano whose caldera forms the island. a long overnight brought us here to crete. we had a good sailing breeze for a while but again had to resort to the motor. prevailing winds in this part of the med are light, from wnw so we’re hoping for some of that northerly. hope you all are well. more soon, molly and wheat 

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Katy R. June 02, 2008 at 02:18 PM

Sorry you’re having back problems and seasickness but it sounds like the adventure of a lifetime even with the drawbacks. I hope y’all are having a really fabulous time. The talking cat cracked me up!! Molly, my toes are still painted summer tanager red from the wedding and they bring back good memories! Miss y’all so much!

3LA763 June 03, 2008 at 06:55 AM

Molly & Wheat: I am so happy to hear from you. I am sorry that Wheat has been suffering with his back. The trip overall sounds like a wonderful adventure. Hope you guys are having the time of your life. I miss ya bunches!

schneidlyho June 03, 2008 at 07:32 AM

great posts, thanks. but being a photographer, i have to ask, where’s the photo of ”...Wheat volunteered to go up the mast on the boson’s chair…”??? or more importantly, the talking cat? ha… y’all have a great time. hope to hear more soon.

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