Tim Aquilina's Caraya
For 7 days in July of 2005 I took my family
on the cruise of lifetime. We sailed to the Greek islands
on a yacht skippered by the most wonderful person, Stefan
Ritcher. His first mate, Soulis was the perfect accompaniment.
These two showed us the best vacation we've ever experienced.
sorry it took me so long to reply - we've been extra busy
since returning to Japan. The sailing trip was great, though
I wish the weather had been a little warmer (but hey, since
that's only up to God to take care of, I really can't blame
anyone for that!). Our skipper was really great. His name
was Crete and he was extremely friendly and helped teach us
a lot about sailing. We really appreciated all his help with
deciding where to go and in manning the ship. He did more
than we ever would expect from a skipper - including insisting
upon washing all the dishes!! So, thank you for helping us
with everything. The only real matter that I would have liked
to know a little more about beforehand was where exactly we
needed to be. If I had known that we were supposed to be in
Lavrio and not Piraeus, then I could have planned more effectively.
It probably said it in the contract somewhere and I missed
it, so it is most likely my own fault anyways.
I have to say that the whole trip, and especially our stay
on the boat, still lingers, and I smile whenever I think of
it. Indeed, the beautiful blue waters of the Aegean Sea and
all of our wonderful swims will not soon be forgotten. We
all agreed that the best food that we had on the trip was
YOUR food. I have since bought two Greek cookbooks(I could
not find the Adams book that you recommended), although I
think that Ken is wanting a break from Greek fare for a while.
We got our pictures
back, but unfortunately have not yet gotten together with
the Weinsteins to share. Ken is a pretty good photograper,
and many of the photos are wonderful.
I hope that
you got the fridge door fixed, and that the medical students
were not too hard on other parts of the boat!
It is very very hot here, and much more humid here than it
was there. We are spending lots of time in air conditioning--I
am very much reliant on it!
greetings to Kosta, and hearty thanks to the both of you!!