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Arrived at a very dull, overcast, damp port of Volos (Volos olives are
apparently famous) in the north of Greece but it didn't rain on us so
that was a blessing. The city sits on flat land at the base of Mt
Pelion almost 5100 feet high in a region known as Thessaly. Pelion
was the legendary home of the Centaurs and Jason, the Argonauts and
the Golden Fleece etc. On our excursion we visited the
Archaeological Museum and ...
... thing here. It is a big fishing town, so there were lots of fishing boats and guys trying to sell their fish. We walked down to a little church and walked around in it, and then through the shopping area, which was more like a really bad garage sale. The weather wasn't helping it was cool, damp, and rainy. We decided pretty much the only thing to do was to eat and drink are way through the town. So we started at a little cafe and had coffee, donuts, ...
... on the way we were suddenly diverted when we came across the Museum of Archimedes. This is really only one room with a mezzanine floor above. It has working models of many of Archimedes' inventions as well as some from others around the same period. Some would be in the same class of weirdness as some Japanese inventions that pop up from time to time. We arrived back at the hotel around 7 PM but the girls were champing at the bit to go find a nose bag so we turned around and as ...
... Then we drove a short distance to another village called Portaria both places very picturesque.By now it is very hot, back on the ship by 1.20pm. Afternoon relaxing on board then at 5.10pm we backed out swung around 180º and sailed for Mykonos. At 7pm we went along to the theatre to see a dance show called La Danza a very high energy show with 16 very good enthusiastic and lithe dancers.Then full table again at dinner had our photo taken again very good company and good conversation..
... shop, which reminded us of Brendan's 'Fresh and Fruity", warm memories of days long gone. After yet another seafood stopover at a local taverna and our first sip of the funny cloudy liquid we went in search of the local hotspot. This was the funnest part of the night, meeting and drinking with the locals. In our usual style we fell upon a trendy student bar and spent the evening amongst the young local intelligentsia . Admittedly, Trish was initially reticent to go in ...