Monday, 13 May 2013

Interesting start ...

Good Morning from Skiathos - 06:33am and the first thunderclaps of the day, are just making their presence felt overhead ...

Our new ferry also is making quite an interesting spectacle ...

On 8th May (Day one) the Proteus had a bit of trouble with reversing, into port at Skiathos. After two attempts, and a circle of the harbour, It made it - departing rather late - details: here

On Saturday 11th again, a few problems again, and despite warning shouts from the crew, of an adjacent vessel to the crew on the rear of the Proteus. It reversed into the harbour structure. With a loud clunk.

Some new lorry tyres required as fenders if anyone has some spare ...

On Sunday 12th, three attempts at reversing to the harbour, again without success, and another circuit of the harbour. Nice idea of the officers and crew, to provide a cruise round the harbour, for the benefit of all the passengers from Skopelos and Alonissos on board.

'On the left is the clock tower, the Windmill restaurant - Tables are available, for dinner this evening, and can be booked via the Purser if we make it in tonight' ... 

The pantomime went on long enough for the Express Skiathos to be held outside the port, blasting the ships horn, to let everyone know what was going on ...

Eventually departing for Volos, over an hour late - All for just €19 one way, €35 return to Volos

We await this afternoon's arrival with eager anticipation, of the best entertainment on the island. That is until Mamma Mia re-opens at the cinema ...

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