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Late this morning, after we had packed the car and given up hope of visiting Patrick (Paddy) Leigh Fermor's house, Mary got a call with the green light from the Benaki Museum in Athens. We walked there (half a mile along a public path) and were greeted by Elpida, supervisor of the house and Paddy's caretaker during the last 7 years of his long life. She showed us around (no photos inside) and told great strides with great affection for her old boss. ...
Off to the west side of the peninsula to Methoni, the sister fortress to our local one in Koroni. The weather is not great so a good day for sightseeing Lunch first at little taverna on the beach which is lovely. Walk along to castle and arrive as the gate is being padlocked! They shut at three!! Still, the outside looked impressive. It starts to rain. We go ...
... and then tilt their head in sympathy. Odd, really. I suppose they thought I had been crying all day or I was half-way drunk because my eyes were watery & blood shot and my nose was constantly running and I was carrying tissues everywhere sniffling every two or three minutes. Geez Louise. I just wanted to scream "I can't breathe!" but my voice was too hoarse and I was afraid to breathe on other people. Finally, I have a bit of a cough left and some ...
... road I became more aware of little plots that are being cleared and cultivated, some have wells, even a new well at one! Some are houses, others outbuildings.
We were lucky to be offered a lift on the road home - an exceptional kindness as the driver actually took us into town and then had to go back out again; though I did not realise that at the time!
A quick change, then off again, I walked to Varakes along the main ...
... it would take, who could know? So we were packed up and in bed fairly early, ready for whatever might eventuate.
The drive to Kastoria proved to be . . . interesting. The roads were not the best for a fair portion of the driving. We got stuck in a nasty traffic jam whilst driving through Athens, which worked well to spike pulse rates and create a nice sweaty lather. Many of the roads were also been rebuilt or moved or other things. A few ...