Thursday, August 29, 2019

October 15, 2018 – Mykonos, Greece – Partly Cloudy, Breezy – 65F

Today, we are in the beautiful Greek Island of Mykonos.  Mykonos is an island in the Cyclades group of Greek Islands.  The island has a population of about 10,000 people.  The main town is also Mykonos (or Chora). 


Chora from the Ship

On every past visit, Mykonos was been brutally hot with the heat reflecting off the white buildings.  Not today; we are experiencing the coolest weather of the trip so far and probably about 30 degrees cooler than average.  So, instead of grabbing a nice frosty bottle of beer at a beachfront restaurant, we are bundled up and trying to stay out of the very breezy (the island's nickname is the "Island of the Winds") and cool conditions.

Another ship is docked so we are going to be tendering into the town.  The last few times we’ve been here we have docked and taken the free shuttle to the town center. We didn’t need any tender tickets when we decided to go ashore (the tours left early and the tenders were available).  The ship’s tenders were not used and instead local boats took us to the island.  The third party boats were running constantly so there was little if any waiting for a tender. 
Tendering in gave me a chance to get some nice pictures of the island.

We walked around the town and visited the windmills abutting the beach area.  Clear and sunny but windy.

It's not a real picture until the hair is flying.

We could see Constellation anchored just a short ways off shore.

We also got some nice pictures of "Little Venice", an area of town with a Venetian influence - the island was under Venetian rule at one time and this area of town still has that look.  Today, it is a place of trendy restaurants and bars.

Little Venice

The beach area was a perfect vantage point to capture a panoramic shot of Mykonos and Mediterranean.

The conditions were just not right for an extended stay so we caught the tender and headed back to the ship.

Showtime Tonight is the Production Show, “Soundtrack”.   Featured are songs from the movies – I only recognized the songs from Bond movies, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and “Singing in the Rain”.  All the other songs were completely unknown to me.  The production itself was entertaining.

After the show, we caught Izzie and Moe in the Cafe Baccio Lounge.  Always an enjoyable interlude.

It was a late sail away so I was able to get a rare picture of Mykonos at night.

The windy conditions did not affect the sail away.

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