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... It's awesome and noisy and threatening and joyful. Our lives are golden. We get to take it all in. Five pizza delivery motos rotate in and out in front of us. Lots of duct tape keeping them running and all together. Just like our spinning globe. Don't know how it all stays together and don't care. As long as it does. Strange encounters of a genuine kind. Sandy. She a lovely young woman running the fruit and health food store a few doors ...
... ate a big lunch of grilled octopus, stuffed calamari, and a variety of Greek dips and bread, drank a bottle of Prosecco, and even had the town's best gelato as a treat to ourselves for making the hike to Oia (so much for burning off all of those calories). We did not torture ourselves to hike back to Fira, there was a public bus that took us :) We met dad & Lisa who had a relaxing day touring the island by boat and bus, and bragged to them all night about our hike!
... storied building, spanning 5 1/2 acres, and was destroyed twice in its history, once from fire (roughly in 1700 BC), the second and later destruction from a major earthquake which ravaged Crete. Two factors are thought to have contributed to the end of the Minoan: the possible eruption of the volcano Thera and the rise of the Mycenean civilization upon Crete.
English archaeologist, Sir Arthur John ...
... We ate snails yes snails prepared two different ways. We had stuffed zucchini blossoms that Theda has asked about for over eight years. I of course had draft beer that is great in the Crete heat. There was a melted cheese dish that made the Baltimore saganaki seem bland. We did not drink raki last night but did the night before----sort of a grappa moonshine hybrid.
This AM we packed up ...
... I wanted to go exploring so we headed off in one direction and Ruth went off by herself in another to check out the shops and the city centre. The first thing we headed for was the old Venetian fort on the groin out in the bay. It was blowing a gale by this time so I had to put my hat in my backpack to avoid loosing it. When we finally arrived there we found that it was all closed up so we couldn't go inside at all. It was apparent though that ...