National Geographic : 1972 Aug
ALL BY EDWINSTUARTGROSVENOR Lee rail buried, the yawl heels on a close reach (left) in the meltemi season. Carrying a double-reefed mainsail, small jib, and mizzen, she drives under the lee of Kos. Sweeping up and over the island, the wind comes down in vicious white squalls, whipping the water to froth. The meltemi usually blows hardest in midafternoon, lessening after sundown. The Aegean Isles of Greece Showered with wind-whipped spray, White Mist sails in a wild meltemi. Throughout the passage from Simi to Khios, she battled head winds. At one stage, the wind blew so hard that all small ships in the eastern Aegean were held in port for two days.