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Late this morning, after we had packed the car and given up hope of visiting Patrick (Paddy) Leigh Fermor's house, Mary got a call with the green light from the Benaki Museum in Athens. We walked there (half a mile along a public path) and were greeted by Elpida, supervisor of the house and Paddy's caretaker during the last 7 years of his long life. She showed us around (no photos inside) and told great strides with great affection for her old boss. ...
... to people and place here. It could be the athlete in me connecting to the Olympic history, the friendly people, the beautiful scenery, or maybe just the prominence of this place as the centre of Mother Earth (Gaia). It is also known as the site of the Delphic Oracle. A browse through the site included a request to sing to a French group who stood above the amphitheatre and wanted a sense of the sound amplification (Bonne Fete is the extent of my ...
... foot. I am excited at the same time as I rarely have the opportunity to walk like some years back or take some exercise. The only reason for this is that I am most of the time behind my desk writing if I am not travelling!
The day seems promising, the sand has totally disappeared and it is a bright morning with a clear sky.
What makes the visit interesting is the fact that the village ...
... be worse than that), so we manage. The top is truly incredible, and well worth the climb: we stand inside the citadel looking out across the Spartan plain. There is no way any approaching army could fail to be spotted, and I can't see one place they could set up and even touch this castle. We get inside the inner citadel and can climb up the walls themselves, walking the battlements like the old garrison. These ruins are far from the sterile, roped-off sights we see in our ...
... in the Cabana on the beach reading books and discussing how our Greek home would look.
We have now covered 10,000 miles and whilst in Kalamata did the right thing and got a 10,000 mile service. Very efficient local VW dealer and half the price of the UK dealers!! ( they even picked up the car and returned it although did get in the wrong side to drive it away!!)
Angela and Mark