I have no idea how to explain where this remote paradise beach in Greece is – we have arrived there with the 40-metre explorer yacht I used to work on after endless hours of cruising from Bodrum, Turkey. Entering a narrow Nanou Bay not too far from a beautiful Greek village of Symi surrounded by high mountains with the bright sun shining above them was definitely one of the most breath-taking experiences in my life. Have you ever shed a tear of happiness just because of witnessing a beauty of nature? I have.
The bay is empty as we anchor in the clearest water I have ever seen and the only sound one can hear is the gentle breeze. The time stops and so does our yacht – the boss wants to spend a few days here and enjoy the peaceful getaway.
Working as a yacht stewardess is often an extremely challenging job with long weeks away from home, unlimited work hours and time off which you never know if you are going to get soon. Luckily, staying in the paradise bay meant a relaxing time for both the owner of the yacht and the crew so one day the girls (me & the chef) got a free afternoon to go to the beach.
We are dropped off ashore by a tender boat and ask to be picked up in a couple of hours. I am not the biggest fan of laying under the sun and getting a tan so first I must explore what is inside the tiny white church just right there in the middle of the beach.
You would not expect to see it here, right? How does anyone ever visit it? As soon as I approach the tiny building I can see this small goat looking at me. As I get closer trying to get a picture (such a typical tourist behavior, isn’t it?).
I can see few more male goats staring at me and they start approaching me slowly. At this point my friend starts panicking and we try running back to the water but the stones are so hot we cannot make our way back without screaming in pain with the wild aggressive goats following us. Have you ever seen those movies where two silly American tourists get into the water to avoid being attacked by some crazy beasts? Well, that was us for sure….
Eventually the goats left us alone, we got our great tan and went back to work but should I even tell you we had same kind of experience at the next remote beach where we stopped for a day? To be continued, I guess…