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The city called Heraklion, or if you like, Iraklio. Two names for the same place. It's the big island. Once treed and lush, it was clear cut for timber to build ships. The Minoans ruled the seas. It was the whole world then. 5,000 years ago. Give or take a thousand. Imagine deforesting an entire island the size of Crete. We do it every year in BC. Haven't learned much have we? Lisa and i have hit the seawall early. Walking along, we stop to ...
... only reachable via a single tie-in point from the water, and decades-old abandoned mining facilities. These facilities seemed to be arranged to drop the mined goods straight into ship hulls and now are just hanging skeletons reaching out over the waves. We also passed an island in the middle of the caldera that they call "the volcano". The rock here is obviously of volcanic origin because you see those smooth black surfaces curving and criss crossing where magma ...
... does not add anything to the dish. The Cote de Rhone purchased yesterday we had with dinner (corkage $20 US). Very good, even our Sommelier agrees. Cunard's open policy on bringing alcohol aboard (in sensible quantities) is greatly appreciated. At our afternoon cocktails on the balcony we have enjoyed some lovely wines. Sadly the Prosecco is finished until we reach Italy again. Early night as we have a busy agenda in Athens ...
... Rome to the Greek Islands of Crete, Mykonos, Santorini, then Athens and Olympia, as well as Kusadasi, Turkey where the famous ruins of Ephesus are located. Turkey is as far east as we would travel, and the farthest east Blake, Rob, and I have ever traveled. Turkey is also considered a part of the Asian continent so we can officially say we've been to 3 continents: North America, Europe, and Asia. Only 4 more to go!! ;)
Blake and I took Rob on a quick nighttime ...
... 90% humidity, and the fur stores are a plenty…and EMPTY! The jewelry stores are inviting, but we resist. We went into one store – a woodcrafter. The craftsman was in the back working on yet another beautiful piece. He took simple olive wood and turned them into works of art. We found a bowl we liked, not expensive, but thought of lugging it; then we thought of cutting back – so we said no. He did ...