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Behind Naxos is a series of small islands known as The Little Cyclades or “Back Islands”.   They number about 12 in all but only 4 are inhabited; Donoússa, Páno Koufoníssi, Skhinoússa, and Irakliá. I’ll admit Dear Reader, that I am not sure if the name “Back Islands” comes from “being behind” or” at the back of” Naxos or if it is because they are the last of the islands in […]

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*Warning LONG Post ahead* If there is one thing I remember of Naxos it is the intensely loud and persistent sound of Cicadas having their own House Party in every. single. tree. No seriously … it was CRAZY!  But I am running ahead of myself once again.  *sigh* I’ll never catch my tail at this rate! Naxos is the largest of the Cyclades Islands, at 430 Km2 (167 […]

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After our wonderful stay on Santorini (a.k.a. Thira) our fearless Captain Toby took us out for a four hour sail to a very little known island called Folegandros. According to that all knowing source of information called Wikipedia:  “…little is known about the ancient history of Folegandros. Its inhabitants were Dorians. Later it came under Athenian rule. The island was conquered in 1207 by the Venetian Marco Sanudo and remained […]

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  As winter drags on, more and more “Northerners” are starting to dream of a vacation in the sun; anything to break up the seemingly endless cold, white of winter.   We start to crave plant life, color, heat, sunshine … and sand. With that in mind I thought now would be a good time to launch our Canine Etiquette Series, starting with a dog beach “code of conduct” […]

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Whenever possible we always try to at least stop by the sea or ocean. Even if staying in a land locked area – if there is a large body of salt water nearby we will do our best to go and dip our toes … or paws in it.   After all we sail and we simply love the smell of wet sand and salty air. that is how […]

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During our stay in Naples, the bipeds decided that enough was enough and that I too deserved a beach day.  Preferably a beach that was large and had no unruly “pounce on you enough to kill you” sized out of control dogs.  When speaking on the phone to the cousin (our out of town lovely hostess), Sanibel Island was mentioned as a perfect day trip.  So we planned […]

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Traveling to Naples Florida USA with a small dog is going to one of those places that, as a Canadian Dog – I associate with the term Snow Bird.  So, at the tender age of 7 months, it seemed that perhaps this was a slightly premature destination choice for my bipeds and me.   But, when Mom’s cousin offered us her place near the Venetian Village for two weeks […]