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COLD COMFORT: a little retsina to cool down in Vathys harbor on Kalymnos

SHOW NOTES: This is the third of several episodes which contain various recordings during my voyage this summer in Greece. Neil Fletcher and Jack Andrys were my guests and are also previous contributors to this podcast.

This episode is all about the food. We always ate well during this summer’s trip – sometimes exceptionally so – and this podcast focuses on three of the highlights. Andrioti’s restaurant in Nikhia on Nisyros boasts not only great food and good service but also a terrace with one of the best views in the Dodecanese, as mentioned in the show notes to our previous podcast. The brief video below should give you an idea of what we mean….

We also meet Soula, the charming but shy owner of Aegeo Pelagos in Vathys on Kalymnos. We find out a little bit more about her restaurant and her favorite dishes, which may come in helpful should you ever find yourself in this gorgeous little harbor.

Neil contributes an epicurean tale of his own about the frighteningly-authentic rustic French sausage he enjoyed in downtown Los Angeles a few years ago, and Jack weighs in with a little palate cleanser about his experiences as a diver following a helicopter accident off the coast of Karratha in Western Australia.

 

Palionisos Harbor

Palionisos Harbor

Finally we conduct an on-site segment from Taverna Kalidonis in the small anchorage of Palionisos. We interview the owner, who built the place from scratch following a turndown in the construction business. The food at the Taverna was not quite as exceptional as at Aegeo Pelagos, but the setting, overlooking the compact bay with a small number of buoys, simply could not be bettered.

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You can find the taverna’s Facebook page HERE. And below is a short video of this charming little harbor…..

 

We hope the above leaves you ‘hungry’ for more from Sailing in the Mediterranean. And since I often open the show with a couple of brief notes about my life in Utah, and my hikes at the ranch  I thought I would include here a photograph I took this weekend from the tree stand I discuss in the introduction. Look at that beautiful tall straight Aspen!Tree Stand s - Copy

As always, I’m always looking for reviews for my instructional sailing podcasts which can be downloaded here too. The Bareboat Cruising Certification is an extensive 8 hour lesson which will set you well on your way to casting off those lines and exploring new horizons. Simply click the link below. Fair winds to you all!

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Sailing in the Mediterranean Episode 62 Greece 2015 Neil and Jack Pt. 2

July 16, 2015
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SHOW NOTES: This is the second of several episodes which contain various recordings during my voyage this summer in Greece. Neil Fletcher and Jack Andrys were my guests and are also previous contributors to this podcast. During the week that they were sailing with me we made several recordings of observations and stories we had […]

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Sailing in the Mediterranean Episode 61 Greece 2015 Neil and Jack Pt. 1

July 9, 2015
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SHOW NOTES: This is the first of several episodes which contain various recordings during my voyage this summer in Greece. Neil Fletcher and Jack Andrys were my guests and are also previous contributors to this podcast. During the week that they were sailing with me we made several recordings of observations and stories we had […]

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Sailing in the Mediterranean Episode 60 Greece Summer 2015 part 1

June 25, 2015
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On the boat this summer I observed a mechanic for both the engine and the refrigeration work. From watching the refrigeration mechanic work I think there’s a great opportunity for somebody to make money while sailing by doing refrigeration work on boats and I discuss that idea in this podcast. Then I make some observations about the […]

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Sailing in the Mediterranean Episode 58 ASA 103 Sample Lesson 5

June 5, 2015
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This is a sample lesson of my sailing audio book: Learn to sail: basic coastal cruising lessons for the ASA 103 exam Lesson 5: How to Interpret Marine Weather Information, Small Craft Advisories, Gale Warnings, How to Identify Cumulonimbus Clouds and their Dangers ©2015 Franz Amussen all rights reserved     Would you like Franz […]

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Sailing in the Mediterranean Episode 57 ASA 101 Sample Lesson 5

June 1, 2015
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  This is a sample lesson of my sailing audio book: Learn to sail: basic coastal cruising lessons for the ASA 101 exam Lesson 5: Points of Sail and Wind This is a sample lesson of 7 hour, 6 minute, 16 lesson audio course designed to help you prepare for the American Sailing Association Basic Keelboat Certification […]

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Sailing in the Mediterranean Episode 56 Learn to Sail ASA 104 Sample lesson 18

May 17, 2015
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This is a sample of my audio lessons for the ASA 104 exam. Lesson # 18Customs and Etiquette: Describe the following courtesies and customs: • Permission to board • Permission to come alongside • Courtesy in crossing adjacent boats when rafted • Rights of first boat in an anchorage • Keeping clear of regattas • Flag […]

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Sailing in the Mediterranean Episode 55 Sailing Britican with Kim Brown

May 6, 2015
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  Kim Brown the author of Sailing Britican is my guest on this episode.  Her blog was rated as one of the top 10 sailing blogs by Top 10: Sailing and Travel Blogs | Sailing Blog | Zizoo.com Kim is a real delight to talk to and her blog can be found at www.sailingbritican.com Kim is interested […]

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Sailing in the Mediterranean Episode 54 French Canals

April 29, 2015
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I is hard to believe but it’s been almost 2 years since I last talked with my sailing acquaintance Jules Dusek. So in this  episode I catch up on him and his travels through the French canals. In 2013 he and his wife he did the Canal De Bourgogne. This is a slightly-used canal in France […]

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Sailing in the Mediterranean Episode 53 Distant Shores Pt 2

April 17, 2015
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    If you are interested in learning to sail I just finished the 8 hour and 10 min. series for helping students prepare for the written portion of the ASA 104 exam. If you are interested in writing a review and Amazon and iTunes for my audio lessons for the Bareboat Cruising Certification ASA 104 […]

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