Sailing The Cyclades

The Cyclades is a group of Greek islands, southeast of the mainland in the Aegean Sea.  Many of the islands are known for their beaches, ancient sites, rugged landscapes, signature whitewashed buildings and blue domes overlooking the sea.   The islands are also said to have some of the most beautiful sunsets!  So today we are in wanderlust heven as fine art film photographer P.Thien Photography shares her amazing trip to the Cyclades.

From P. Thien Nguyen: I had the amazing opportunity to visit Greece a few months ago. Not only did I make my way around the Cyclades islands, I did it by sailing. Greece is an incredible place to visit. Prior to visiting Greece, I spent quite a bit of time in mainland Europe, and loved it. This only made my visit to Greece more exciting. I couldn’t wait to see what the country had to offer.

I started in Paros, then Naxos, and made my way to Mykonos. The last stop was Santorini. Each island presented me with different scenes and landscapes. Paros and Naxos with it’s quaint small roads and homes in white stucco, Mykonos with nightlife and loads of restaurants to choose from, and finally, Santorini with its iconic blue domes, rocky cliffs and beautiful views. The towns were all incredible, but best of all was sailing the Aegean Sea. The water, the sun, and the wind, all made for the most magical experience. I had never seen such blue waters before, changing from blue to green all within meters of each other.

Greece is truly a dream, it’s the perfect location for almost anything. You can go with friends on holiday, or get married in Santorini, or honeymoon on a sail boat cruising around the Cyclades.

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Photographer: P.Thien Photography | Camera:  Pentax 645NII | Film Stock: Fujifilm 400h Pro | Developing and Scanning: The FIND Lab 

My background is as a wedding & lifestyle photographer, shooting both digital and film to create authentic, soft and natural fine art photographs. Working primarily with natural light to give my work a beautiful, light and airy touch infused with soft tones. 

I have always appreciated and valued the simple things in life and finding the interesting in the ordinary.  Coco Lane was founded as I wanted to create something that is about an experience, the slower pace of life, cosiness and candlelight, cuddling up on the sofa with loved ones, being with the people you love, sharing food with close friends, a feeling of home, nurturing a chosen career, wanderlust travels, savouring the small moments in everyday life and just being you and enjoying a cup of tea.

I'm excited to bring you stories that promote all those moments in life that give us value and meaning; inspiring  us to live beautifully.

"I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life.  If you are interested in something, no matter what it is. Go at it full speed.  Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it, and above all become passionate about it.  Lukewarm is no good" - Roald Dahl