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June 26, 3:15 PM -- Some cafe, Filoti, Naxos
It is an up-at-dawn, pride-swallowing siege
I'm not a cyclist or a hiker, but I do lift a lot of weights
The goal today was to make it from my room in Agia Anna to the summit of Mt Zas (Zeus) on my own power, via bicycle and eventually foot.
I woke up this morning feeling absolutely dead. I felt like I had no energy whatsoever. The accidental bicycle adventure, while it didn't produce any soreness, ...
... and the climb up to it was pretty awesome too!!
We then visited the local town, had a well deserved drink then climbed up again to watch the sun setting. Back down to the port where we had a lovely Greek meal followed by local lobster - very nice !!
Today we travelled from Amorgos to Keros no wind again so a motoring day in glass flat sea. We stopped for a swim in an amazing little bay. The water is so clean and clear. We got into port ...
... next to two Hotel Panoramo vans. It was still very early and what looked to be the reception area was closed. I walked around to see if I could find any other place or even a rooms for rent sign which are so common in Greece. The Chora seemed like a ghost town since no people were out and nothing was open. I started to think maybe I'd made a bad decision by opting to stay here instead of Katapola. My guidebook painted them as about the same size but Chora would be ...
... us. We were lucky because the hotel owner’s wife operates a small restaurant in the hotel, and she is a great cook. Our favorite dish of hers was the puree of Fava Beans. We never had it anywhere else nearly as good as how she prepared it- it was like silk, and wonderful.
After four relaxing days (which we needed after our busy two weeks in Santorini) we headed off on the ferry to return to Folegandros (see previous entry on Folegandros)
... at what l thought would be my main dish for the night, but the next minute lam surrounded by two other plates which he also tells me are just for me!! I looked at all the food coming constantly to the table and just smiled- it was bigger than Christmas lunch! We had so many plates filled with intestines, Greek salad, hummus, different types of meat and lamb, cheesecake and vege dishes that my eyes couldn't take it all in....let alone the poor table which was ...