After mooring we grabbed our towels and wash bags and trooped off to the public showers. We took turns using the showers for 3 Euros a turn. It felt sooooooooo luxurious washing the crystalised Aegean salt from skin and hair in a room large enough to be able to wave your arms around, a classic shower requirement. No longer did I feel like a walking emery board or look like I suffered from all over body dandruff.
Real sailing experience #4: wearing white hides the cumulative sea-salt crystals
Over dinner we consulted with our cruise director (weather forcast) and persuaded Afghan to let us stay a second day and night on Ios. No-one wanted a repeat rinse in the washing machine…..