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We are leaving port this morning and moving toward our final destination. We have some concerns because the window to cross the sea is on Wednesday and then the winds return to gale force status. We have avoided this as long as we can. Yesterday we had long walks in the village, time in the olive groves, small county churches, and an ...
A very long day but most enjoyable, at least in the early stages. An early morning start by coach to the port where we boarded our vessel. Lots of people, crew jovial & well-organised. Two hours relaxing on the open air shaded top deck before arriving at Hydra - a charming lively port, no cars, just boats & donkeys. Spent an hour wandering past the quaint (touristy) shops & laneways then relaxed at one ...
... accent b ut the 2 children we have met speak with a Greek accent as does Lucas her husband.
Dinner tonight is at Annita's Taverna. I am having a pork fillet with french fries and John is having roast lamb. John is tossing lamb bones to the stray cats. I kid you not....there are at least 20 cats in our immediate vicinity. John tosses a bone and they SCRAMBLE over each other to get the prize. The cats that don't get the prize sit ...
... to arrive (I was getting concerned that we’d have to leave the meal when the boat arrived). Unfortunately, Colin (our Guide) had a picnic lunch at the dock, as he was "guarding" our luggage.
While we were waiting for lunch to arrive, some of the local dogs wandered by looking for "handouts", and one in particular was in very bad condition (we tried to give him some water and a bit of food, but he didn’t respond).
After lunch I had ...
... up in the hills. After checking out a couple monastaries, we headed toward a different trail from the one we came up on and walked back into town.
The nest two days were variations on the same theme of walking around part of the day, hanging out in the room for the afternoon, then having a nice dinner in the evening. My traveling companion had consumed enough Greek salad for the duration of the trip already, so we settled into several evenings at a wonderful Italian ...