Wannabe jet-setters: trendy, fun, and expensive
Trip Start Jun 13, 2008
54Trip End Aug 20, 2008
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We basically parallel parked a 50-foot boat in a 55-foot spot in high winds (this is not an exaggeration). It was not flawless though. We managed to bump the boat in front of us and our anchor chain was scraping against that boat, dangerously close to their rudder. We were amazed at how calm the boat owner was during the whole process...until we realized he wasn't the owner. About halfway through this process, the real owner comes back and absolutely freaks out....loses his mind, calling our skipper crazy and saying we are going to sink his boat. We eventually squeeze into the spot. (sidenote: I'm shocked at how friendly and helpful people in the boating community are to each other. I guess you have to be, when you are dealing with water, wind, knots, etc...). The crazy guy decided to leave the marina, and everyone was now more relaxed and ready for a night out in Mykonos.
We bribed a van to take the 9 of us 2km to town and had drinks and dinner on the water. Although Lauren was falling asleep at the table, I managed to convince her to stay out for one drink...which quickly turned into 3 hours. We hung out at some bar/club in little Venice and had an impressive college-type dance party going with both boats, although Mojitos were a little more expensive than in college (12 Euro = about $20)....umm, draft beer please.