20 June 2014

Two Ladies In Lindos - Part III: The Boat


This is the third and final instalment of my holiday in Rhodes. I hope I've not bored you too much! It just feels so nice to share the pictures of such a beautiful place with you as well as have the memories chronicled for the future. Writing this blog encourages me to take photos when I otherwise wouldn't and it's often the case that those impulsive shots are the most wonderful.

Before the holiday, Laura and I had already decided that one day during our stay we should get ourselves out of the hotel and onto a boat - sail away on the open seas, sunbathe on the deck and jump into the ocean blue. Happily, we managed to tick all of those boxes!


Aboard a forty-six foot Bavaria Cruiser yacht, we went off the beaten track exploring the east coast of Rhodes. We started at the bay of Kiotari, headed off past the little fishing port of Plimiri and then anchored down at a little gem called Hawaii beach.


For most of the journey we just tried to get a tan on the front of the yacht leaving the skipper and a couple of willing passengers to take on the task of sailing it. Well, if you're going to be lazy anywhere, on holiday is a good place to do it!

We did, however, drag ourselves away from sun worshipping to take a dip in the sea. Or more precisely, the freezing cold sea.  I kind of expected it to be a little nippy but not for it to take ten minutes to even slightly adjust to the temperature! Deciding against using the rather used-looking snorkels, we swam out to some rocks to work off a bit of breakfast, look for some fish and attempt to warm up!


And then use my waterproof camera to take a #SeaSelfie!


It wasn't as easy as one might think!


Hawaii beach was a nice little place. Something of a 'local's secret', the only way to get there is by boat and once you're on land, you find yourself at a great little Caribbean-style beach bar. 


A decent place to be even more lazy!


Back at the hotel later that day, we were preparing for our final night in Lindos.


I love that pre-going out time when you can just relax with a glass of wine and soak up the view as the sun goes down. No rushing, no time-keeping. 


That evening we had a rather fantastic fine dining experience at Five Senses restaurant in our hotel then went into town one final time for a cocktail (and perhaps another crepe!).


Laura and I had such a fabulous holiday. 

All too soon, it was Saturday morning and we were in the hour-long Ryanair queue at Rhodes airport.


Isn't it annoying when holidays come to an end?

13 comments:

  1. Your dress is so stunning - where's it from?? I love that there are dogs on the secret beach :) how perfect! Agh, I want to jump on a plane right now...!

    Rosie xx

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    1. Thank you! It was a bit of a treat from Forever Unique. Just fell in love with it. <3
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  2. Pre-dinner drinks by the pool is always my favourite on holiday! I love feeling all fresh and clean and watching the sun go down. Looks like you guys had such a lovely time!

    Bxx
    b-jolly.co.uk

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  3. That dress is gorgeous! And #SeaSelfie's are definitely difficult to get, I always have to take hundreds before I get one that I remotely like!

    C x
    Lux Life Blog

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    1. Thank you, it's such a comfy dress too. As for sea selfies, that was my very first attempt! Thank god the camera was waterproof! Cx

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  4. Boat days on holiday are the best. Looks like you two had a really lovely time! B xx

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  5. Looks so beautiful
    The sea the food, lush!

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  6. What a wonderful holiday, your boat trip looked like good fun, even if the sea was a little nippy. The food on the final night at Five Senses restaurant looks yummy and the long floaty dress you have on is stunning Lucy x

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  7. The maxi dress you wore in the evening was just gorgeous on you - such a beautiful shape and print! Lots of holiday envy in these pictures, and the selfies in the sea made me laugh - I've totally been there!

    Tamsin xx | A Certain Adventure

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  8. coming home is the worst!!! that sea looks amazing - the one time i attempted a seaselfie i nearly drowned!!! www.thewanderlusthasgotme.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. I hate end of holidays. Nothing to look forward to as you arrive back in the grey miserableness that London offers!

    Sounds like you had a fab time with lots of memories made!

    Katie <3

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