We arrived in Rhodes after making our way from Bozukkale, which is the closest bay in Turkey to make the short crossing into Greece. While waiting for our booked berth to become available in Mandraki Harbour we hovered close by the harbour and spotted an Australian flag on a yacht on anchor nearby. Ric always being the patriotic Australian approched the vessel and made contact with the couple aboard. Len and Helen who are very keen sailors from Newcastle were travelling around the area with their son Adam. Our chance meeting turned out to be a wonderful experience where we all got together for drinks aboard the Tangaroa and later having dinner together at a delightful restaurant. Our new friends had dined at Romios previously and enjoyed it so much that they were keen to return, which suited us very well as it was our first visit to Rhodes. The food, atmosphere and service was excellent and it also was away from the very touristy spots which we really do not enjoy in busier towns. We both were very grateful for all the interesting sailing information given to us by Len and Helen who have been sailing around the Mediterranean for a number of years. It surprised us all what a small world it was when we all discovered we had mutual friends Rob and Ro, also from Tasmania.