July 27, 2009 @ 10:24 am
Nidri quayside in the morning as the tourist boats leave.
There are a number interesting ways to explore the Greek islands, but the tourists in Nidri (who are mainly Greek, Italian, Swedish and Czech) seem to prefer taking one of the many day trip boats that leave the quayside at around 10am.
There are three large vessels which leave daily, the Makedonia Palace, the Eptanisos and the Nidri Star I, a few more interesting smaller boats and also a funny little Pirate ship…. All the three large boats do exactly the same journey, Porto Katsiki, Fiskado, Ithaka, Papanikolis Cave, Skorpios and then Madouri before returning to Nidri around 6.30pm when the tired tourists disembark and return to their hotels and apartments.
Before the boats depart crew members seem to be rounding up colleagues from bars and going to pick up others on their scooters and mopeds.
This recording is the short walk from the apartment I was staying in to the quayside, watching and listening to the mayhem as the passengers board before I head back home along the waterfront.
On this recording, the first boat to leave is the Makedonia Palace, then the Nidri Star I which comes very close to colliding with the Eptanisos (at 18’ 27”).
A very small amount of microphone handling noise near the end, apologies, and the photo is Nidri Quayside, at sunrise, much earlier that morning.