Thursday 6 April 1978
Fine, cloudy, some sun
Picked up 7.00 am for a 3-island day cruise.
Down to Phaleron, a part of the port of Piraeus. Saronic Star, 1000 tons, 20 knots. Full boat load of 4-500 people.
One hour to Aegina. Boat anchored in the bay and all the passengers were ferried about 300 yards to the wharf. Small ships loaded to catch the tourist’s money.
Transport on the island – some donkey rides available.
Lunch served on board. A mixture of Greek foods – Very Good.
One hour to Poros. Berthed at quay which is on a narrow channel separating the two islands. Warm to hot.
One hour to Hydra. Situated on a small inlet and the houses built right down to the sea. Very narrow walk-streets between buildings. Donkeys used to transport gear from the wharf – bricks, sand etc. A place right out of this world. The people were unhurried. You would want to be fit as the hills rise steeply from the wharf area.