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Travel Blogs from Plakias
Our rooms in Chania are not quite as spacious as those in Zaros. In Zaros, we had an upstairs and a downstairs, a lounge room and an outdoor deck (we were very spoilt!).
So today, as we really don't have space to work except in bed, we are sitting at an outdoor café, overlooking the harbour, catching up on correspondence, bill payments and the blog. Oh yes, very tough :-)
We had clear blue skies for the first few days ...
... the narrow, windy roads that look like scribble and which there is a sheer drop to one side, it is correct etiquette to wait until the very last possible moment before veering to the far side of the road to allow the oncoming car to pass. I screamed only once. Proud of that.
We arrived mid afternoon, only mildly traumatised ...
...Lay ee odl lay ee odl lay hee hoo (apologies to the Sound of Music, and to Maria, but I couldn't resist!)
Whilst Bronte and Andrew are watching what can only be described as a truly awful Australian/ Greek movie, I'm writing the blog and eating a block of chocolate!
Today we hiked up the mountain to the Agios Nikolaos Gorge. We walked from Eleonas ...
... watching Mamma Mia for the 2nd time. Andrew is writing the reviews for the hotels that we have stayed in.
It's getting cooler as night approaches but we have had great weather even though it is late winter. Bronte will light the fire soon and our little chalet will be cosy and warm. Nothing too much for dinner though; we are still trying to digest lunch!
... br> There are a lot of vehicle hire shops that are inexpensive so we had no worries about hiring a quad bike. We explored the mountains surrounding Georgioupolis, found a monastery and could make our own way to the lake and back.
Without a doubt I would go back to Crete in an instant. There's no way or point in trying to recreate an experience, but Crete had so much to offer that you wouldn't even worry about not enjoying yourself.