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Relaxing in Rhodes.

Me, Bryn, Ian and Jill overlooking St Paul’s Bay, Lindos
Jill Relaxing on the sun deck.

A wonderful silver lining in the cloud that has surrounded Linea recently was the prospect of seeing our friends Bryn and Jill on Fly the Coop, who were sailing to Rhodes to attend a wedding at the end of the month.  They very kindly invited us to come and stay on their palatial Fountaine Pajot catamaran.  This was an offer that we leapt at, not only because we were delighted to see them but also because the facilities at the yard were somewhat basic!

The view over the bay of Lindos.
Ian attempting to SUP.

We sailed with them (7.5Kts) down to lovely Lindos bay and moored stern to the rocks in the middle of the two bays.  It was a fabulous spot to keep cool and we had a really fun week, eating, drinking, swimming and messing about on the SUP paddleboard.

After almost a week there, it was time for Fly the Coop’s next set of visitors.  For us, Keira was due into Rhodes after her summer of work at the Oxford Summer Courses.

Keira on Pythagoras Street, Old Town Rhodes.
Me, Penny, Ali, Keira and Ian in the narrow alleys of Lindos.

The following day Alison Clements-Hunt (France/UK) and Penny Walker (Perth/Australia) flew in, having rendezvoused in Athens. They are old friends from our Bangkok expat days when we were members of a Mothers and Babies group called BAMBI – still in existence today. We were last all together nineteen years ago and it was so fabulous to see them both and have a great catch up.

We rented a beautiful house on a hill south of Rhodes and enjoyed a lazy week.  We just about mustered the energy to do a little sightseeing in Lindos and Rhodes,

 

 

 

 

 

and forced ourselves to go to the beach for a dip and a gyros!

 

 

 

 

Mostly, the routine was:

  • yoga, laugh, flop,
  • chat, laugh, flop,
  • read, flop,
  • Scrabble, think, flop,
  • chat, laugh, flop,
  • chess, brain-ache, flop,
  • swim, flop,
  • drink, laugh, flop,
  • eat, laugh, flop,
  • lilo lie or hammock swing, flop,
  • chat, laugh, flop,
  • BBQ, eat, flop,
  • chat, laugh, flop,
  • drink more, laugh more, flop,
  • sleep,
  • repeat!