Yesterday at the end of afternoon I made a rash decision to lift the anchor and leave Andros to reach Tinos on time for an early working day in the port and welcome the new additions to the team. The wind was north and would push the boat fast to the next anchorage or port. The katabatic winds blowing form the mountains of Andros and Tinos made the sailing very adventurous and I had the time to curse my bad judgment. It also gave me the opportunity for a long, high power total workout fighting the elements. Happy to end in the wee hours anchoring just south of the port of Tinos and now waiting for the wind to calm down to be able to dock. It just blew off my empty bamboo plate…
After a bit of a detour from Kea, we finally arrived on Andros Island 10 hours later. Traveling emission free means we solely rely on wind power and when Mother Nature, the wind, doesn’t cooperate then we’re all at her mercy.
At Andros, we met up with Yannis Batis, who filled his shop with local products ranging from oregano to kritamo. What makes Andriakon so special is that the shop was built with mostly recycled and repurposed materials and the most important reason is that his products are made with love.
We didn’t stay too long in Andros as we had a boat to catch to Tinos but I know we would love to come back soon. – Tri Nguyen
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