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Greek
Wanders
US writer Chris Caswell, travels
3,500 miles to embark on a Moorings
charter in the Greek Islands.
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ur international flight had been long, cold drinks and a pile of fresh linen, and leaving us to
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followed by a traffic-clogged taxi ride sleep off our jetlag.
island of Hydra.
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through Athens to the charter marina. We Aside from the boat, the most important decision
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had been told that, since we were arriving we made was to hire a captain. Unfamiliar with the
after business hours, the keys to our boat would be in waters and dealing with a language that was literally
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an envelope taped to the front door. But there was no Greek to us, it proved to be a wise choice.
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envelope, of course. over the next week, thrassos proved to be worth
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IMA As we stood there, weary and bedraggled, a vastly more than his daily rate of Us$154. When we
motorscooter zipped up. With a courtly bow, the rider arrived in a crowded harbour, thrassos grabbed his
greeted us in perfect english: “hello! I am your captain, cellphone, called his dockmaster friend, and a perfect
thrassos”. In moments we were tucked aboard our space magically appeared. Did we need more water?
boat and thrassos was showing us where he had A hose was connected in an instant at a price far
stowed the provisions we ordered, pointing out the below tourist rates. he pointed out wonderful local
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