Since I love adventures, I decided to go alone on a trip with 9 strangers. So, It was 10 of us on 40 feet long boat. We started our trip from Lygia, small marina close to Parga.
My biggest fear was that I would have problems with dizziness and nausea. I bought many different kinds of pills and medicine in order not to throw up. But, for a wonderful wonder I didn’t have nausea and I was very comfortable on boat. I needed one-two days to adapt to swinging but after that time I was very good.
Sailing and seven days on boat with 9 people continuously in very small space can be difficult for some people, but I enjoyed it. We were strangers for a first couple days but after that we acquainted that now I can say for some people that we became friends.
I fall in love in two things: no warm sand, when I wake up I immediately jump in to Sea. The second thing: there is no heat, constantly there is some refreshing wind and In every second If I feel heat I can just jump in to Sea and refresh myself.
Before this trip I didn’t know that sailing is really hard work. We had amazing skipper but If I needed to do all that things he has done, even If someone told me what to do, I won’t be able to make it. So, when we open sails, wind is our engine. But, when sail is open boat is swinging five more times. It’s almost impossible to go to toilet or to prepare some food. I remember that I was caring everything in my hands while sail is open because everything would break from strong moving/swinging.
Furthermore, people woke me up in the morning to drink coffee together.
Further, I got so burnt because the first day I forgot to apply my back with sunblock, so whole sailing I was not able to sleep on my back. I hade huge blisters. Still I have some of them but I’m treating them with millions creams.
We visited island Antipaxos, Paxos and Cofu. Adorable beaches, most beaches can only be reached by boat. So, we found the beach that we like, we throw anchor and jump in Sea. Magnificent color, tremendous depth and a lot of fishes. Magical!
A lot of people told me that they prefer more luxury type of vacation and sailing is not comfortable and luxurious but for me It was. Why? Because for me luxury was seeing the sky full of stars, visiting some beaches that I won’t be able to see in any other way. Then, I was swimming daily on more than 5 beaches. Also, we saw Blue Caves at Paxos island, It’s also only accessible by boat. Full of wonders everywhere in every second.
Next year I’ll go again for sure or maybe I’ll buy boat and go with a flow😊