August 20 - 21, 2010: Embarkation Piraeus, Greece & Sailing in the Aegean Sea
Greetings from Athens, Greece where my friend, Don and I are enjoying a wonderful morning visit to the Acropolis. Only a short walk from our hotel, we enjoyed a few birds along the way— Spotted Flycatcher, Sardinian Warbler, Blue Tit and Magpies. Alpine Swifts zoomed overhead once we reached the top of the hill. Don spotted a Hoopoe, flailing away with its bill on the ground below us. We enjoyed visiting the new museum during the hottest part of the day.
Late afternoon found us at the port of Piraeus, ready to embark the tall ship, Star Clipper, our home for the next two weeks. The Star Clipper is a stunning sailing ship built in 1992. She has 36,000 square feet of sails and a mast 226 feet high. She is beautifully trimmed in brass and wood. We are sailing to the picturesque island of Santorini, Greece.
At sea on the Famous Ports of the Ancient World sailing voyage,