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Tuesday, October 7, 1997
Palon, Nisos Nisiros to Skala, Nisos Astipalaia, Greece
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Skala, Nisos Astipalaia, Greece:
Latitude: 36° 32' 48" North
Longitude: 26° 21' 22" East
From Seattle: 7612 miles
Lodging: Transit - The Andreas

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Today's Travel:
Country: Greece
Region: Dodecanese Islands
Route: The Andreas
Path:Palon, Nisos Nisiros - Skala, Nisos Astipalaia, Greece
Linear:45 miles
Weather: Sunny

Available Photos:

Sunrise leaving Nisiros Leaving Nisos Nisiros, Greece

Sunrise and Halle bot Leaving Nisos Nisiros, Greece

Full sun, after rising, islands, and commet Leaving Nisos Nisiros, Greece

Second sunrise, behind island Leaving Nisos Nisiros, Greece

Old Pelican Nisos Astipalaia, Greece

Boats (including The Andreas) and the castle Nisos Astipalaia, Greece

Boats (including The Andreas) and the castle Nisos Astipalaia, Greece

Skala waterfront with castle and boats Nisos Astipalaia, Greece

Skala waterfront Nisos Astipalaia, Greece

Old Pelican Nisos Astipalaia, Greece

Old Pelican Nisos Astipalaia, Greece

All photo images © 1997-2000 Anthony Jones - Images may not be used without prior written approval.

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 180
Linear Dist: 36327
Countries Visited: 9
Regions Visited: 48
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Hotels: 32
Friends / Family: 77
Camping: 35
Hostels: 24
Transit: 12
Beers: 639
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Journal Entry:
Left Nisiros early, before dawn. Had a spectacular sunrise with the moon and the commet. Smooth sailing day, actually mostly motoring (though we did get to shut down the engine a couple times). We made great time and had crossed 40 miles when we docked at Skala.

The afternoon was spent walking around town, topping off the water and diesel tanks, and some minor cleaning. Bill and I dropped the dingy in the water and motored over to an adjacent bay for some snorkeling. Unfortunately the diving was lousy. Beautiful clear water, but only a few small fish, some sea urchins, and a few sponges. The highlight was a four or five foot eel, black with bright yellow spots.

After returning to the boat Bill and I hiked up to the crumbling castle above the town. It was a huge fortress with evidence of serveral different ages (big shaped stones, small mortored stones, ornate columns, Greek orthadox churches). We explored the ruins, watched the sunset, found are way back to the boat, and had a great dinner on the beach in town.


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