Well, the convention is here! There was a point, however, when I thought that I wouldn’t make it.
After an all night boat ride from Crete, we docked in Piraeus, the port of Athens. It was 7AM and was able to buy a ticket for the next hydrofoil to Ermione, where the convention is being held. 20 minutes in to the trip, the hydro engines shut down, and we bobbed on the water while the motor was being “repaired”. And so, we set off again, and soon docked in Antiporos, a scheduled stop. On our way out of the harbor, howeverm, the motor quit again, and we were informed that the boat would go back to the harbor, and other transport would be supplied,k free of charge, by the boat company. My little group of sober drunks (about 15 of us) were all piled into taxis and driven therest of the way. By boat it would have taken an hour, in the best circumstances. By land, in an E class Mercedes-Benz taxi with a Greek at the wheel, we made the hotel in 15 minutes!
The convention is stunning. The food, fun, and fellowship are great and I’ll write more, but I need to put some words on paper first.
More to come…