Hotel Mary Elen
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It was a quiet night on the harbour. After breakfast we walked on the beach with Logan, he was very wound up by all the local cats, sometimes he's like a dog possessed!
Before setting out for the day, we enjoyed coffee sat out on a bench on the harbour side.
The drive to Matala- In mythology this is where Zeus swam ashore with Europa on his back, in more recent times Matala earned legacy ...
... they looked like rows of Tibetan stupas in lines at the side of the roads, at one place we waited whilst a tractor pulled a pickup out. Some villages had a variety of snow ploughs, diggers and tracked vehicles clearing smaller roads. Several times we had to wait several minutes until they had finished, at another spot a couple of farmers were squashing sheep into their pickups keeping them inside the back with ...
... parking area we parked and walked the rest of the way by the side of the river. The cliff sides had large holes worn into them where the water had been thousands of years ago, it was quite impressive. Even on foot we still had to duck under branches and reeds bent over into short tunnels. As we neared the end of the canyon we turned around and retraced our steps. Back at the campsite we settled in for our last night ...
... 7 O'clock, we hung the nearly dry washing around where we could inside and decided a quick standby tea was in order, we keep a jar if pasta sauce for just these occasions, unfortunately I knocked it off the worktop and it smashed onto the floor splattering everywhere with tomato sauce, our 'last resort' tea was put into operation, soup and sandwich. We hope the weather will be better tomorrow so we can go into Heraklion for some ...
The overnight hail, thunder and lightening disturbed us several times, we are reluctant to get up until the heating has warmed up. There are occasional breaks in the rain today, so we took the opportunity to take Logan out. We walked along the road which is flooded in places, were well wrapped up with full waterproofs on, the wind is bitting cold. We walked for around an hour passing an estate of military houses and beyond them an almost deritict area of what we think must have ...
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