Well our last full day in Greece for 1973. A great morning swim and most likely my last in such beautiful waters as I head behind the Iron Curtain. After our morning swim a hot shower then breakfast of oranges, rusks and honey. We left for the docks at 11:30 and Michael the Dutchie was starting to drink beer and lots of it. We waited for 4 hours for the boat. Ferry schedules are rather unreliable in Greece! Mom’s temper is boiling and she is becoming angry with the poor Greek sailors. I just let it roll off my shoulders. Michael the Dutchie just keeps packing away beer. We arrived at Piraeus about 9 p.m. It was a nice trip as we had a couple of guitar players on deck class. We had a can of sardines, bread and grapes for dinner on board. After a long search we ended up in Glyfada a beach suburb of Athens at a nice hotel called the Riviera. Mom is super cranky I am getting a bit anxious about my trip behind the Iron Curtain. Yugoslavia was communist but a liberal communist country. Bulgaria is hard core communist. My goodness why am I heading into the wilds where so few Westerners go. What troubles will my sense of adventure get me in? I am going ahead with this and most likely because so few are willing to wade into hostile communist territory. I think about how curiosity killed the cat.