Sea Plane to Gabriola Island

I left Vancouver as the co-pilot on a sea plane - just in case I was needed... and skidded down 15 minutes later in the harbour of Silva Bay, Gabriola Island in a wash of sea water as the plane taxied in to the dock. As I was seated next to the pilot for the flight, I had … Continue reading Sea Plane to Gabriola Island

Hydra

Hydra is one of the closer Greek islands to Athens, only 2 hours travel time via ferry (FlyingCat6) from Piraeus port, so it is a common destination for Athenians on weekends. I arrived today thinking I would just find a room off the boat, only to discover there is an actuary conference being held on … Continue reading Hydra

How to get your backpack held for ransom in Athens

After 2 wonderful days in Athens, I was due to head to Milos for some r&r on a Greek island with white-painted buildings, donkeys and shady bougainvillea shaded cafes. Not wanting to take my large backpack with me, I asked my airbnb host whether I could leave it a his house (after I had decanted … Continue reading How to get your backpack held for ransom in Athens