MY KAYAK ADVENTURE IN MILOS
“Upon his insistence, I always end up drinking ouzo with him until the bottle runs out. I would politely decline but as a proud Australian, I feel I have a reputation to uphold.”
Today’s blog comes to you from the island paradise of Milos. I am currently onto day four of my six-day kayak adventure with Sea Kayak Milos and already we have covered 61km of coastline.
A typical day: Breakfast is served at 8:30 at the Kafeneio directly below Petrinela’s Guesthouse where I am staying. We all gather to have breakfast, nerd out about kayaking and discuss the plan of attack for the day. The man in charge of the mission is Rod, a fellow Aussie who has been living on the island for 16 years. He is down with all the best places to go and chooses a route based on the conditions on the day. We’re usually on the water by 10am and after a day of sea caves, swimming in impossibly clear water and general awesomness on our island paradise- we return to the guesthouse just after 6pm. After a quick shower and a few beers we head to one of the neighboring villages for dinner. Rod’s father in law mans the bar at the Kafeneio at night time and always manages to catch me sneaking up the stairs. Upon his insistence, I always end up drinking ouzo with him until the bottle runs out. I would politely decline but as a proud Australian, I feel I have a reputation to uphold. Once the ouzo has officially dried up, I collapse into bed and dream about being a mermaid or perhaps the victim of a shipwreck who has to kayak to safety ……either or.
Favourite moment: Yesterday we visited the Blue Cave. The water is illuminated from below making it appear this crazy electric blue color. It’s possibly the coolest thing I have ever seen. I am convinced this place has magical powers.
I have been keeping a daily diary of my epic kayak adventure and there are plenty more photos to come. I am looking forward to sharing it all with you once I return to NYC.
Love from Milos.