GREEK HOSPITALITY - LOTS TO GIVE, LOTS TO RECEIVE!!

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Nov. 11: The island of Oxeia is majestic as I paddle towards Athens.  Early morning, good water conditions and I make good time. I take one small break for some yogurt and nuts, then paddle to a small island seemingly in nowhere land.  Here I find a small lighthouse and a church.  The island isn’t more than 50 meters long and 5 meters wide. What a beautiful site.  I lay down and rest after eating more tuna and bread.

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A family has moored their sailboat and come to the small island.  We talk and before you know it, I am onboard eating spaghetti and sipping a nice glass of wine.  Later, they invite me to sleep on board.  I say yes and am now enjoying a good bed all alone on this nice sailboat. 

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I enjoy talking to the two families.  Alexandra is great in English and translates when needed. She made an awesome salad and it was a pleasure meeting these lovely Greek families.

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Nov. 10: Leave Mytikas after sunset and paddle 50km to a beach I saw on the map. Interesting paddling as very shallow waters and had to go out into the sea to get around waves. Reminded me of Albania.  

I needed a rest but no place to get the kayak on land. Chose the best location I could and made the best of it.  

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A quick rest then I set off again. I had spotted a nice beach on HERE and aimed to get there. What a long day but it was worth it. 

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Tent up and hungry. Ate tuna spread and four pieces of bread. Then enjoyed a fire until I couldn’t keep my eyes open anymore. Had a nice fire going and warm enough to dry some clothes and a hat. 

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