Thursday, 3 October 2013

Stormy weather

I'm on a brief visit to Greece and managed to just miss the storms that hit Bodrum on Tuesday. I flew out early in the morning an hour before the thunder and lightning rolled in. I haven't escaped the stormy weather unfortunately and as I'm sitting in my hotel listening to the gusts of wind blast around Hydra, I'm anticipating a rough trip back to Bodrum tomorrow. I leave here at two on the flying dolphin and remember from trips to Kos that when it's very rough, these vessels can be really uncomfortable. Despite being introduced to sailing at the age of five and choosing to work as a cook on yachts, I get seasick easily so I'm not much looking forward to tomorrow, especially as I'm taking ferries to Kos and Bodrum rather than flying. The last time Teo and I took a ferry from Piraeus to Kos together, we left the harbour in the evening, retired to our cabin to get a good nights sleep, were at sea for  12 hours and woke up in the morning to find ourselves back in Piraeus. The ship had turned back to avoid a storm.  Fingers crossed it's not that rough tomorrow.

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  1. I hope there's a break in the weather to get you back to Bodrum with a calm stomach. Those winter storms can be quite a white water ride!

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    1. I've been listening to the gusts all night.

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  2. Good luck and safe travels.

    Our trip from Çeşme to Chios on a stormy Christmas Eve was one to remember! The weather does seem a lot more settled now.

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  3. Best of luck.
    Have you tried ginger for seasickness?

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    1. Thanks, I have a bag of sweetened dried ginger so will be able to test it's anti -sickness properties.

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  4. B to B, My sincere sympathy is with you. I get seasick too and have never found anything that really works for it. Here's hoping you don't get sick and arrive home safely. (The stormy weather blew us back to Istanbul from Burgazada. It's darned cold here!)

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    1. I see that winter has come to Istanbul, not autumn.

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  5. Oh, cripes, I feel sick just reading that. I hope you get home without too much trouble.

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    1. I'll report back tomorrow, hopefully from Turkey.

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  6. Hope you had a smooth trip home....

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  7. The worst sea journey I ever had was a 'pleasure' trip around the coast of Majorca - it was awful! I don't get seasick but don't like really rough seas...Hope it's calmer than forecast and that you get back nice and safely without sickness. (Can't believe anyone would work as an onboard cook if they got seasick!)
    Axxx

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  8. Just to prove it's all in the mind, I don't get sick if I'm working. I'm on dry land now and feel seasick in anticipation.

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  9. Lots of sympathy from me....I recall a dreadful ferry crossing between Poros and Aegina 20 years ago, when I feared for all our lives....agghhh. Hope things calm down for you.

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    1. The sea around the Greek islands can get really rough

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  10. Safe travels back home to you, the sea (and weather !) is full of surprises, isn't it? We were geared for heavy rain at southeast England and more sun than rain at the moment - no complaints: ) Iyi yolculuklar, Ozlem

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  11. Stay safe...and I hope you get back home in good weather.

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  12. . . copious doses of medicinal whisky have long been recognised as the ONLY 100% proven curative for the dreaded mal. Works when you are sick of certain people, too!

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