Day 8 – If you want to fold the sails, you have to be quick
Last sailing day: After a turbulent night on the ship with strong winds and celebrating neighbors, we set sails for a last trip towards Rhodes. Unlike the other days, Rasmus accepted our prayers for strong winds… although he might took it a bit to serious with wind strength 7. But after several days of training…Read More
Day 7 – blessed by strong winds
Today we were blessed by strong #winds as Rasmus finally accepted our prayers and gifts. We sailed on wind power only almost through the whole journey from Tilos to Panormitis Bay in Symi. We were back in Symi but this time we were on a different part of the island. There was a slight change of duties…Read More
Day 6 – Not a single day
Not a single day starts without Marleen singing the Guten Morgen song and us, the crew, preparing a delicious breakfast. It was a sailing day again and we were blessed with strong Aegean winds that pushed us smoothly from #Nisyros to #Tilos island. Tobi piloted his #drone today and got some breathtaking shots but it was such an experience to catch…Read More
Day 5 – A hardy breakfast was needed for a long day ahead.
Every breakfast is an experience… we always see different cutting and presentation styles common to different #nationalities of our crew member. Today breakfast tasted heavenly under the cool and clean weather in Nisyros – the fig island. Nisyros may be small but it is a #mythological and #geologicaltreasure with breathtaking views. Our first stop of the day was to the…Read More
Day 4 – circumventing storms
Today started early as Marleen had to cover over 30 nautical #miles to take us to our next stop – Nisiros island. But the 7 hours voyage didn’t feel as long. While there was a storm close by, Rasmus spared us great weather conditions (thanks to the many gifts to him). On the boat the crew enjoyed…Read More
Day 3 – Close the windows before we clean the boat.
We finished the second day with great music, dancing in the colourful streets of Symi. Next morning while, the majority of the group was still dreaming of the next adventures, Tobi started the day with a hike to discover a beautiful Symi sunrise. During breakfast, we explored a Lithuanian specialty: Cucumbers with honey (tested and…Read More
Day 2 – Wind strength 5 is the limit for sailing newbies
After our all time favorite German wake up song, we started the day at 6.30 with some fresh coffee and tea. Led by our #skipper team, we set sails towards #Symi. During the 5 hours trip, we learned some sailing basics (e.g., important #knots and unquestioned commands by the captain) but also how it feels to be on the…Read More
Day 1 – There’s no left and right on Marleen.
There’s no left and right on Marleen, it’s port and starboard. Skipping formal introductions we start the trip with a three-layer chocolate cake under the night sky and an ultimate birthday playlist. Following the first night of getting comfortable with sleeping on board we are awaken by Nana Mouskoyri’s Good Morning Sunshine and a first…Read More
8. Day – Time is up
This morning was an early one; we woke up at 6:20 am to collect #garbage. We filled 5 trash bags with plastic from the beaches of the bay we slept in last night, but it didn’t seem to make any difference considering the seemingly infinite amount of trash on the beaches. While collecting trash, we found…Read More
7. Day – vacation vs. reality
Today, we sailed for eight hours under the sun. we used the sailing skills we’ve learned throughout the trip to help out around the boat, from opening and closing the sails to tying various knots. when we weren’t helping out, we were resting from our difficult night shift and desperately looking for shadow on the…Read More