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Saturday, October 4, 1997
Rhodes to Simi, Nisos Symi, Greece
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Simi, Nisos Symi, Greece:
Latitude: 36° 36' 59" North
Longitude: 27° 50' 14" East
From Seattle: 7682 miles
Lodging: Transit - The Andreas

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Today's Travel:
Country: Greece
Region: Dodecanese Islands
Route: The Andreas
Path:Rhodes - Simi, Nisos Symi, Greece
Linear:25 miles
Weather: Sunny / Rain

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Old Rhodes waterfront Rhodes, Greece

Leaving Rhodes on The Andreas Rhodes, 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: 177
Linear Dist: 36245
Countries Visited: 9
Regions Visited: 48
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Hotels: 32
Friends / Family: 77
Camping: 35
Hostels: 24
Transit: 9
Beers: 628
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Journal Entry:
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.


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