JWG (jwg) wrote,

about to embark for the Greek Islands

rsc and I are about to fly off to Athens via Paris for a Greek Island Contra Dance cruise on the M/S Hellenic Beauty, a 145 foot schooner. Island hopping during the day and contra dancing at night; should be lots of fun. I was last in the Greek Islands in 1973 (not counting a trip to Crete at another time). eblaug_rss and her Robert are also going - they've done some of these trips before and always raved about them.

On that trip I went to Athens, Paros, Ios, Thira (Santorini), Ios, Athens - traveling by ferry. It was supposed to be a 2 week trip but the day the Thira to Piraeus ferry was supposed to leave there had been a storm and there was no boat. Since my departure was timed to get to a once-a-week rehearsal and because I thus missed it I stayed an extra week. Last week I was rummaging around by ~4000 slides looking for the ones I took on that trip, but I never got that far. This reminds me of my never executed project to cull out the best slides and scan them - I did start but it was so tedious - perhaps a faster scanner and better software would help - we'll see.

On this trip visit Kythnos, Paros, Thira, Naxos, Mykonos, Delos, and Syros.

As an aside, when our research group at Bull got a bunch of Sun Workstations in the early nineties, I named them paros, ios, thira, and several others - the vanilla unix server was named Cyclades.

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