The following day we rented a moped for 15 euros, with just a regular driving license and the correct answer to the question "you have driven one of these before, right?" - Yes, Yes we've driven them all over the world including Thailand...a knowing smile and enough said the bike was ours!
Patmos is a truly beautiful island and well worth taking the time to explore, we drove pretty much every road on the island and always found yet another perfect bay with crystal clear water or a cute little village with another great sea food Taverna. The island is over shadowed by the Monastery of Saint John "the theologian" and is home to the 'Cave of the Apocalypse' where St. John is said to have written the book of revelations. We've been here four days waiting for good winds to sail on and have secretly been hoping it doesn't improve for a few more as there's still lots to see.
Our general itinerary for this season is to island hop to the south side of Greece's Peloponnese island, from there we'll sail to the south coast of Sicily, then on to Sardinia and Corsica, across to the Balearic Islands, the south coast of Spain and then on to Gibraltar by November. From Gibraltar we'll head on to the Canary Islands with a possible stop in Morocco along the way. If all goes well we'll still have enough time to head down to the Cape Verde's before crossing the Atlantic in December. I have to admit this is a very basic outline of our plan and as all cruisers know plans are written in sand and forever changing...it's more of an idea!
For now though the wine is cheap and the food is to die for, bakeries sell delicious warm bread and we're back in the land of Feta and Olives...what more can we ask for!