Weather came up during the night which meant a change of plan.
We packed the bus with bags and headed for the other side of the island.
Most had to walk and myself, Dave from NZ and James went in the bus with Ricky to help with the luggage. Well I’m sure the men wouldn’t have volunteered if they had seen how far they had to carry everyone’s bags. That wasn’t in the brochure!
We loaded Ari’s boat carefully – he is very strict on this boat – then we motored over to another island, stopped along the coast and swam from there, finishing with a small crossing. We swam up to the most beautiful sandy beach had morning tea and walked to our hotel. Lovely morning swim.
Settled into our new hotel was easy . It’s really lovely, in a good position by the water, has a pool, coloured chairs and decorating ideas straight from a Greek magazine!
A lovely lunch by the pool , followed by a bus ride across the island to a long beach with gorgeous turquoise water. Quite a number of people at the beach had unfortunately forgotten their togs – very European! We had found the nude beach. It was funny as we were putting on all our swimming gear. Wet shirt, wet suits, fins, goggles etc.
The water looked better than it was to swim! We swam and swam to get around the majestic headlands and found the best caves to swim into. It was more challenging than it looked. But Ricky and Emma were there encouraging us all the way and we made it. Such a great feeling.
Back to the beach for a coffee before the bus arrived to drive us back.
We walked into the charming village and found the restaurant Ricky had arranged for us.
Great night, great food and a great nights sleep.