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... to scores of hippies flocking here in the late 60's to take up rent free residence in the caves used for burials in Roman times.
We parked at the beach, there were a couple of other tourist cars parked, but no sign of the hippies, we were expecting groups of wrinkled faces with grey ponytails to be here!
The entry fee of 2 € paid we started to explore, the first caves were not very ...
... she could come and check us out. The food was delicious. Once we had payed and discussed what good year it is for olive oil, we drove into Ieropetra, the economic centre of the green house industry. We shopped and then looked for a top up shop, by the time we got to it it had closed for the afternoon, it amazes us that businesses make any money here, they always seem to be closed!
We drove along the coast occasionally, the road climbed over rocky outcrops and wound it's ...
... depots, these are always busy with pickups dropping off the sacks of olives which are stacked on pallets. Les did a few little jobs, we had lost a hub cap so he replaced it and checked there was still enough grease as a lot was splattered around the wheel. It's lovely to get the washing dry and put away without it hanging around us inside. In the evening we looked some more at itineraries for our ...
... the gorge but after a short way the river was in our way, too fast and wide to cross, disappointed we retraced our steps. We ate our lunch before driving to car park B 3 kilometres further along the road. Off we went again, dropping down a track and then a steep path into the gorge. We could hear a goat's bell and bleeting, as we turned a corner the poor goat had it's head stuck in a wire fence, every time it tried ...
... if the cove there us a house tucked back from the sea. We parked in front of the small lake where we could hear a loud animal sound, it sounded like a very loud cricket, after some research we decided that it was a Cretan marsh toad. We walked went for a walk through the olive groves, for an hour or so. When we got back we could hear several of the toads all making a loud noise, it sounded as if they were competing with each other. We thought they would keep us awake all ...