15 September 2014

Wiith Odysseus and the Greek Pirates

Cruising the Aegean, just offshore the southern coast of Milos island in the Greek Cyclades, I can't help but imagining Odysseus raising his sword against the pirates who once lurked here. We're near the low white cliffs of Kleftiko whose caves were once pirates' lairs from which to attack ships.

We are on the good ship Zephyros,

piloted by Captain Dimitris and his captain, Tania.

Soon we are swimming where pirates once lay in wait.

And too soon, we are heading back, Aegean salt on our lips, a tow rope in our hands, pulling history and legend back with us.

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