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The next day we arrived on the island of Santorini. Since
Santorini has no large port we had to anchor out in a bay and disembark via
tenderboats. (small boats that hold about 50 people) It was quite an operation,
getting 3800 people off a boat and onto an island. We could see the capital
city (but more like village) of Fira at the top of the steep mountain perched
on the edge of the cliffs. The only ways up were a cable car and a small switch-back-y
Such a lovely place.
The island is the site of one of the largest volcanic eruptions in recorded history: the Minoan eruption (sometimes called the Thera eruption), which occurred some 3600 years ago at the height of the Minoan civilization. The eruption left a large caldera surrounded by volcanic ash deposits hundreds of metres deep and ...
... and before you know it you're sitting at a table with menu in hand. We relent and end up in a little place that looks like it has very traditional food. The food, oh my god, is amazing. Simple lamb and potatoes with a light gravy and I am embarrassing myself as I moan after every mouthful. We have had some good meals while we have been away, also some ordinary ones, but this Greek food is the best. The second day and we have booked a walking tour that is very well recommended ...
... is meant to be fine tomorrow. Fingers crossed for the cruise to Caldera and maybe a swim. Second in 7 months!!!
So much for summer in Europe ... or UK.
LEON: Brekky, then off to the course, a recap of the camera theory first up then a casual model shoot (the model was Amy who came in especially for the shoot), then after morning tea there was a more glamorous shoot, (Stacey ...
... are smaller. But be sure to try to book in advance, otherwise it will be difficult to find a table that is not reserved. Al’ finally found her traditional Greek stuffed vine leaves, and for the duration of the meal she was in heaven. I love the expression on her face when she is truly happy. “Strogili” on the roof top would be our pick. And if you have not ordered the bread or the water, tell the wait staff ...