I start running with my thumb out, as if the paddling hadn't been a good enough work out, and my prayers are answered when two older greek women pick me up and whisk me to the temple out of breath, but in time to see a few minutes of one of the most stunning sunsets ever!
Dinner at a local fish taverna under the nearly full moon and the group is in such great spirits and getting along famously! We decide to set up shop on the deck and spend the night sleeping under the full moon and in the shadows of the temple above.
We set sail and after five or six hours wind up at Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon to see the sunset. Unfortunately, we were a bit late in pushing off so we are quickly running out of sunlight as we anchor the boat. At this point, all it will take is a quick dingy trip to the shore and we should make it in no time for sunset. Obviously, the dingy engine isn't working and I'm stuck rowing the powerless life raft back and forth to the mainland... a few of these trips later and I'm absolutely exhausted. I get myself on dry land with no more than ten or 15 minutes to spare and the temple is still a good mile and a half away.