Left the pension for the harbor. Found The Andreas fairly quickly (it was flying an American flag). Talked to the owners who said the Hanke's would be there at noon. Walked around old Rhodes, a wonderful Byzantine / Medevil walled city. At about 11 swung by the harbor again and to everyones surprise found Bill and Carol. Met Dave and Ruth Price. The boat is The Andreas, a 35 foot Oceanis.
Made a final pass through old town for needed supplies (Sunscreen, hat, light shirt). Also picked up some supplies for the boat (ice, beer, soda)
The afternoon heat was somewhat relieved by a bit of rain as we finally set sail. Pretty much headed directly into the wind, but we managed to keep the sails full for most of the trip. Came within Turkey's water, about .5 miles off the coast. Got to Simi just after sunset. The city is everything a greek island should be: white washed buildings crawling up the mountain, rugged rocks, and music. Beautiful. Great dinner at a restaurant recommended by the owner of the charter company. Grilled goat, yum.