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After our hotel's breakfast, we hiked up to the palace. Of course, it was many step to get there, but we did it. The view of the surrounding areas of Mystras and Sparta was beautiful. On our way to the palace, we saw nuns out sweeping and sprucing up before mass. It's amazing to think that there is still an active order of nuns going about their daily life in the middle of these medieval ruins.
... the other side of the island. What started as flat, soon became a challenging uphill battle. I was happy to take numerous breaks and enjoy the views of the water. The locals were in the hills gathering wild greens and purple anemones poked through the dry ground and turned their faces up to greet the sun. On our way back into town we saw the same woman from the day before and thanked her for urging to go see the sunset.
That evening we went to a ...
... Greek theatre that is one of the best preserved in all of Greece. The acoustics are such that a piece of paper rustled on stage can be clearly heard from any one of the 14,000 seats.
Anchored next to us was an american boat called Cormorant, imagine our surprise when he dinghied over, said Kia Ora and told us he had a house in Lyttelton and his very good friends Bob and Robin are currently using Cuttyhunks mooring in Akaroa!!!
... bit of water. Turning the pump on, switch in the bathroom, a steady stream. Water challenge resolved. Challenges challenges challenges but so far all overcome-able.
Kathy has been napping, I believe she is exhausted and just won’t admit it. I did the dishes cleaned up and now the barrel cistern on top of the house appears to be almost empty, that is a 500 liter tank and I really didn’t think we had used that much water. The main cistern is still full but ...
... of the hill below the Hotel, and the trip to Epidavros took about 45 minutes. She was a replacement Guide, as the one that had originally been booked had a family medical emergency. We toured main site first and then after a bathroom break toured the Museum and large Amphitheater. Dina provided a demonstration of acoustics in the theatre, but had to tear a strip off group of school kids that were making too much noise and interrupting her presentation. I'm ...