Friday, 16 March 2012

Ferry slow ...

No improvement in the old ladies speed ...

Despite its grace and cruise liner appearance, Express Pegasus is anything but fast. My latest hobby is watching her steam into view and the clanking noise she emits when engaging reverse to dock. The noise is like when you first learn to drive a car and the gearbox, makes that rattling screech when you do not engage the gears properly ...

The ferry office window says the Express Pegasus departs daily for Skopelos at 11.45. However she is just arriving at midday. Departs for Volos daily at 15.45, however is leaving Skiathos around 16.45 !

Now on Sundays, departs at 17.00 = 18.00hrs in reality. That means there is no time to connect with the bus to Athens as the old girl is taking three hours to get to and from Volos.

Its only possible to miss the Express Pegasus in Volos as a passenger, nowhere else, as its always late. But if you are after a connection, it will take some serious thought ...

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