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... We have been busy of course since the last dispatch, and not just eating and drinking wine, though there has been a fair amount of that. We walked the path along the caldera from Imerovigli to Oia. We were told it would take two hours, which is about right. We were not told that it would make the crunch seem like a relaxing stroll up the stairs. Much of the path is looser rock and stone, there is a lot of climbing, which is why you can hire a mule part way up, ...
... Kostas tells us that the lady who runs the cafe was on a cooking show with Jackie Chan, showing Chinese people how to make Greek coffee. It was supposed to be about feta cheese before someone pointed out that a lot of Chinese people are lactose intolerant and can't eat feta cheese. She had to travel to Oia at the other end of the island for the show, which is less than 10 km away. She was terrified because she'd never travelled so far before.
... visited Gaia, which probably had my favourite wines. We learn some interesting things about the vineyards of Santorini. They only have a few indigenous varieties but they are very hardy and have been around for thousands of years. Some of them on the island are up to 350 years old. They aren't grown high, but instead on the ground to preserve the grounds humidity as none of the vines are ever watered. Their dessert wine, vinsanto, is ...
John had a swim at an Ios beach close to the port.
Did some packing and set sail for Santorini. The wind was up to 20 knots but fortunately it was behind us so it wasn't as rough as it might have been and we travelled at 6 to 7 knots, making for a 3 hour trip.
In 1650 BC there was a huge volcanic eruption in the current site of Santorini which wiped out the Minoan civilization and ...
... the beer.
We found a couple of bars and
eateries that I did not know existed this morning when we went for a walk
around the ship (or part of it) The Emerald Princess really is a huge vessel.
We saw a good show in the Princess
Theatre tonight, went and played Trivia, and then called it a night. A busy day
doing nothing at sea.
Tomorrow we are in Athens and an
early day ...