Monday, September 1, we arrive at the island of Santorini, Greece at 7 a.m. We anchor off the island and are transferred by tender to the island. In the dense fog we travel blind. As our tender approaches the island we realize that we missed the dock by quite a distance and go back along the coastline until we reach it.
The view looking down on the more gentle sloping side of Santorini. There are a lot of grapes growing here. They grow them in circles to form "baskets" out of the vines to protect the grapes from the wind.
They grow a special variety of grapes on Santorini (and make very good wine). These grapes grow with only the natural rainfall and moisture from the sea for water. They say the island is very dry, but there is enough moisture to grow these grapes. They also grow tomatoes, barley, beans, yellow peas, pistachio nuts and other fruit.