Jun 03, 2019 - Sea Cloud
The morning’s almost windless calm was a stark but comfortable contrast to the driving winds of yesterday, and that meant we were going to be setting all the highest sails on Sea Cloud. We only made about six miles in the three hours of sailing, but gathering guests on the working fo’c’sle for the explanation of the jibs, bowsprit, and anchor windlasses was worth the price of the becalming. Afterward, we struck the sails in favor of a late-morning swim from the ship before heading into dock for the afternoon at the port of Katakalon. This is the busy gateway to the great site of Olympia—home of the original Olympic Games and a sacred sanctuary, the spirit of which is still felt in the shade of the pine and olive trees. In the late afternoon, we had the site and exceptional museum all to ourselves for an unforgettable visit to one of the most revered spots on the planet.
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