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... the interesting parts and the stories. So it was nice to go there but not mind blowing. I think we're all a little jaded from the barrage of cultural sights we've experienced in the last week or so. Probably the best thing was hearing from Lena about day to day life on Crete. How married couples are given houses by their parents, what age they marry, pregnancy out of wedlock is a precious baby and many Cretian brides walk down the aisle in their white dress ...
... windmills that pull water from the ground used in old times for irrigation, now mostly for tourism. We went to a small village life center with animals and examples of traditional crafts. For dinner we went to Maria's tavern, Blair quickly made friends with Maria, which was easy to do being the only people in the tavern for the entirety of our stay (two hours on a Saturday night). Then menu had two options written in size 36 ...
... plays with phone)
I'm on your side, buddy. But this is what you chose.
The wind on the road back to Heraklion was real and scary. Almost-knocked-over scary. Especially entering and exiting tunnels. It looked like a front was coming in. Maybe I'm wise to have made it out when I did.
The couple is still at it. About how they're not getting rental cars next time. How about credit cards. Give it a rest, guy.
There was a large crowd of people outside ...
... hot Cretan food tip). Its quite cool up there on the mountain, with the wind whipping about, it gets down to about 20 degrees. Must have been cold, Connor even put a jumper on!
WE make our way out of the mountains and start heading towards the coast again, getting into Agios Nicolas in the late afternoon. A brief stop at this port town and we head back to Heraklion to say goodbye to the Yaris. Not sure if Louise is very sad to see it ...
... no supplies and she was almost at the base, she offered me hers: some confections and a 1.5-liter water bottle, 3/4 full. I graciously accepted. Gabriela and I exchanged names and thus I continued.
The hike went swimmingly (there's still snow in these here hills) until it didn't. Walking along a ridge, I came to a large column. Right there, the trail went cold. My only path seemed to be to continue along the ridge. Problem: the ridge ...