National Geographic : 1972 Aug
Standing the morning watch, White Mist's skipper, left, and Robert Watson keep an eye on the tangle of boats berthed at Mikonos (below). A high wind in the dead of night caused anchors of larger vessels to drag, threatening the yawl. Slipping her lines, White Mist dashed for less-crowded water. Thus the sailors got their first taste of the meltemi, the strong, dry wind that originates in southwest Asia, moves counterclockwise over the Russian steppes, and sweeps south ward to air-condition the Aegean in summer. IAMuvt), JAMESA. SUGAR(BELOW),ANDEDWIN STUARTGROSVENOR Pull of curiosity detains a dog and his master, shopping on a Mikonos street (left). In shop after shop, high-fashion dresses and jewelry share display space with famed Mikonos handicrafts. Islanders handloom brilliant fabrics of striking designs that are made into skirts, shawls, handbags, men's shirts, belts, and bedspreads. Nimble fingers knit bulky sweaters, many featuring cable stitches, pop ular with sailors and skiers.