Friday, 17 February 2012
Saying goodbye to Ganymede
I didn't take many pics of this part of the adventure. Perhaps I was too sad at the thought of no more Ganymede. Or just too busy, clearing out lockers, deciding what to throw away, what to take home. A lot was thrown away, much more than was stowed in the car. I'd been looking forward to taking our bikes home but in the end decided against - not enough space and little likelihood that we would actually use them. I also left some kitchen equipment that I had planned to take home… I had wondered how I would feel about saying a final farewell to Ganymede. A final farewell to the adventure. In the end, it was easy. I knew it was time to let go. Had done so some time before in fact. But still… Just for the memory, here are some photos of Ganymede over the years Our first winter - Monastir in Tunisia Cala Portals, Mallorca Port Atheni on Meganissy Island, Ionian. A view of Stromboli, Sicily Dolphins in the Ionian Sea off Paxos Island We stayed only a few days. Long enough to visit Vonitsa. We sat outside overlooking the sea, eating lunch at a taverna, very simple, tsatsiki, small fish and red wine. Excellent. And the red wine… to die for. Just as I like red wine to be, smooth, like velvet… oh, I must go back to Vonitsa one day. Nidri A memory - at anchor in Tranquil Bay looking over to Nidri This is all I can find of Lefkas - a view from Ganymede when we were at anchor on day, looking over to the quay. And then our time was up, we had to be on our way, but first, there was one last stop, mainland Sivota, a favourite anchorage and one where we had enjoyed a happy holiday with Brendan and Fran, Laura and Oliver. From the port, looking over to the anchorage. Wasn't it a gorgeous day! Waiting for a coffee… will it never come. Another memory - Ganymede at anchor in the bay. And then it was time to continue on to Igounatmitsa. And a beautiful sunset on our last night in Greece Before catching the ferry early the next morning.