Well friends, I leave Naxos today (in an hour) and sailing to Santorini. Sailing meaning the "slow ferry." Though I'll take the ferry over the cruise ship any day! If anyone has been watching the news recently, you may have heard of this unfortunate news story:
GREEK CRUISE SHIP SINKS NEAR SANTORINI
Yeah. It has been all over the news here, but apparently a cruise ship of 15,000 people hit a volcanic reef on Thursday, rolling over (!) and slipping under the waves Friday morning. Luckly, all except two passangers were safely taken to the island of Santorini (A french man and his daughter are still missing). It is unknown why the ship hit the reef, as it was on all the charts, and the captain and his crew have been charged with negligence and were taken to be held here on Naxos! It was the captain's first day on the job too.
And now I am going to Santorini... Wish me luck! I'll let you know how I get on in a few days. Don't worry! I can swim! And my ferry is going extra slow!
Will post again soon!
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