Milos Island Greece

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  1. DarrenM

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    I tried resizing my pics (as Dan suggested) and that seems to work, so I'll get to work now. For those of you that saw the ones on facebook, I'll try to post different ones here. :)
     
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    Day one
    with a great group of people, we all exchanged info. I hope we stay in contact.
    the plan for today was to put in on the NE tip of Milos and cross over to Kimolos and paddle up the west side of that island.

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    Carol sets of in the calm waters, the wind picked up for our crossing on the way home.

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    1st caves

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    Im getting more and more gray hairs....

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    A tight squeeze

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    lunch break and half way

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    went for a little hike...

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    On the way back

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    Day two

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    I also took a couple of hours of video... if I ever get around to editing it, Ill post a link.
     
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    Wow, that looks just deadly. The water has that warm look to it... It must be a whole new thing to be paddling in warm water...sigh.
     
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    I would never go out in force 5 winds if the water wasn't bathtub temp....I had a blast. Gained new confidence.
     
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    How much more beer can you carry on your kayak now?

    wowww,those rocks and waves :cool
     
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    Lol. Sushiy, you're so funny. :big_thumb

    I so want to go there.

    How was the rest of the country, Darren? Accommodations? Food? People? Beverages?

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    We stayed in some nice places... and some not so nice...
    No complaints though..

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    Food.... its Greece! The food was awesome!

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    People... Hmm we met "some" polite and friendly locals...


    Beverages... I have a new favorite!

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    (Mythos not Amstel)

    All and all it was a great trip, the history alone made it all worth while. The kayaking was icing on the cake.
     
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    Here's a video for anyone that's interested.

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    Officially. Super. Jealous. :cool :clap: :big_thumb

    Nice video and photos.

    Now I want calamari.
     
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    Thanks Jurfie!

    I just got a Greek salad for lunch lol
     
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    Totally jealous! I gotta find a way for the wife and I to retire early and move some place were it is warm year-round!
     
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    Looks like a really nice trip, Darren; cudos to you for making it. Greek islands is one place I've always wanted to tour, albeit from the deck of a sailboat; perhaps now that Mrs. and I are both retired.........

    In the meantime I'll just have to satisfy myself with February's two weeks in Curacao for my "warm, salt water" paddling experience. Just bought a Canon D10 so we'll see how it works out "when wet".