Written by Kim Hobson, Coboat Community Manager
This week we welcomed a bunch of amazing minds on board for our sail from Lemnos to Paros. One of this week’s Coboaters was Eric van den Broek, photographer and Cofounder at copass.org. Naturally, we wanted to put his amazing talent to good use so the adventures of this week come to you through his
Day one of this week didn’t quite go according to plan, with less that smooth sailing on the route from Lemnos to Lesvos. On the plus side, Coboat has officially been “christened” and one of this week’s guests will forever hold the much-sought-after “first person ever to be sick sick on Coboat” title (can you guess who from the fresh faces above?!).
Our Coboaters quickly learned that as sailors we are always at the mercy of mother nature, and sometimes she doesn’t want to cooperate. But after the wet and wild adventures of day one, day two definitely made up for it as we arrived at the beautiful Island of Lesvos.
Coboaters were invited to spend the day at Bird’s Bay Coworking space, home of Digital Nomads Lesvos (DNL). DNL founder, Eleni Atsikbasis, gave us a warm welcome at the breathtaking location which features an infinity pool, superfast internet and on-site accommodation; everything a nomad needs to stay productive in paradise.
Coboaters spent the day working away as well as finding time to make a splash in the pool.
That evening we invited Eleni on board as we sailed to the south of the island and spent a night on anchorage under the stars. Sailing to new destinations and meeting with the wider coworking community is a huge positive of having a mobile Coworking space, and we’re very glad to be able to make new friends at each of our destinations.
Thankfully, the rest of the week was smooth sailing, and we drew on the diverse and bright minds of our Coboaters in a number of onboard sessions. Each and every Coboater has a unique background, skill and career experience, and we ensure our community can take full advantage of this learning in our Skill Share Sessions. A few of the sessions on board this week included:
- Negotiation 101
- Photography Workshop
- Building your Social Media Strategy
- Turning Stress into Creativity
Each of our guests also has the opportunity to present a project they are currently working in our ‘Idea Incubator’ sessions. Getting the input of other Coboaters helps to focus on where to go next , how to improve, as well as gain valuable tips and tricks from others on board. In one session our guest Barbara confessed she had felt thoroughly ‘idea slapped’ (in a good way) by all the great feedback given to her for her project, LoveYourDigitalNomad.
After spending an evening on the quant Island of Psara– home to just 300 people!– we headed south towards the infamous Island of Mykonos. Coboaters spent the day exploring its quant streets before heading for sundowner drinks at 180 Degrees, an amazing bar perched above the town with one-of-a-kind views of the Island.
As we said goodbye to Mykonos, we headed towards Paros, where we took advantage of the ocean views to boost our productivity.
Arriving in Paros on our last evening, we joined forces with Digital Nomad Retreats for a BBQ on the beach.
It’s always hard to say goodbye to our Coboaters and this week was no exception with a few tears! But we know that we’ve made friends for life. It was a pleasure to spend such a great week with you all!