Published: August 6th 2012August 6th 2012
Yesterday we wore woken at 6am with the alarm as we needed to leave Santorini early to make the most of the day as we had 80 miles to get to Crete!
Bleary-eyed and having not even brushed our teeth we left the mooring and sailed on a beam reach with the mainsail and gennaker. Another beautiful day with clear blue skies, hot burning sun and reaching our highest record so far of 9.9 knots as we whistled along the waves towards the island of Crete.
One of the main highlights was some homemade lemonade that we had made which went down really well with Soda water or still water along with some ice that was given to us by a neighbouring boat. One of the drawbacks of a watermaker is that water tastes of nothing
and adding some lemon adds just a little taste to it and makes it pallatable.
We all had a little sleep en route although I (Lisa) was lucky enough to be woken by my youngest son! We eventally arrived in Souda Bay in Crete at about 8.30pm when all we could think of was food and a cold bottle of wine. So
we quickly sorted out the boat and took the dinghy to a beachfront resturant where we had fresh sardines and red snapper, with of course a greek salad (which seems to come with everything) as does the clear liqour that was also complimentary.
It was sad for Grandpa as this was the last sailing day aboard Fabiola as she will be sold either back in the Med or back in the UK. But it was an amazing sail and Fabiola was on top form, smashing through the waves and making short work of a long journey.
There are more photos below