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The Big Sail Diaries: Day 5

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As the sun rose higher in the sky, people began to appear from their various sleeping spots around the boats. Breakfast was then eaten on deck, before the three yachts set sail. Although we had intended to buy enough supplies to last a few days, our food was again running low, so a stop was scheduled at Hydra.

And what a beautiful stop it was; we could definitely see why Hydra is considered a celebrity hideout! It was a stunning island with breath taking views, idyllic scenery and, as there is no transport on the island, streets filled with donkeys. Needless to say, we took A LOT of photos of the donkeys…

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The Big Sail Diaries: Day 4

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I ended the night curled up on deck, at the front of our boat. Lying on top of our dingy and covered in thick blankets, I had the perfect view of the Dhokos hills sloping into the sea. As morning drew closer and the sun rose on another day in Greece, I got to watch the sky change colour. It was idyllic and a truly unforgettable experience…

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Quad biking - the entire group took to quads & mopeds to explore the beautiful island of Poros

The Big Sail Diaries: Day 3

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Poros was a stunning island with a picturesque mix of rough hills and green trees surrounded by bright blue waters, so it was great to get the opportunity to explore it for a whole day. And what better way could you imagine to see an island than on the back of a quad-bike? Although I wasn’t used to having something so powerful between my legs…

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Group photo from top of the mast

The Big Sail Diaries: Day 2

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As the marina began to wake up, the bright sunlight streamed through our cabin window. It was only nine in the morning, but I could already feel the sunlight warming my shoulders. As our friend turned 21 today, we decided to transform Eternal Love (our yacht) into The Black Pearl, to get the pARRRRRty started (Pirate joke – awful I know!). The plan was to spend all day sailing to Poros, an island renowned for its breathtaking scenery and its ‘devilish’ nightlife. So, after a delicious breakfast, we set sail – eye patches and all…

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