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The city called Heraklion, or if you like, Iraklio. Two names for the same place. It's the big island. Once treed and lush, it was clear cut for timber to build ships. The Minoans ruled the seas. It was the whole world then. 5,000 years ago. Give or take a thousand. Imagine deforesting an entire island the size of Crete. We do it every year in BC. Haven't learned much have we? Lisa and i have hit the seawall early. Walking along, we stop to ...
... to our "VIP" lounge. There were maybe ten people in the entire cabin, we had our own food bar with coffee machine, sandwiches, cold drinks, etc. (by the way the chicken burger was worse than what you get at McDonalds), massive windows opening to the entire front and sides of the ship, and big red cushy reclining leather seats. Oh, and Greek basketball on the TVs--I believe Athens was playing some Turkish team. The ferry barely seemed to move as we moved ...
... are now half way through our extensive trip. Two hundred minutes on the ships satellite internet, even with using freebies whilst in port. Every enterprising cafe, restaurant and bar offers free wi-fi if they are near the cruise terminal. The crew do not get any deals on satellite connection time, so they head ashore at every opportunity to contact their families at home. Internet connection is very slow when so many people log on ...
... of the ship, a water taxi took us into town. Apparently there is "Paradise Beach", which we were planning on going to until we heard there's also a "Super Paradise Beach" in Mykonos. Obviously we had to go to the "super" one. We found a friend in town we had made on the ship the night before who was also searching for the beach. The three of us found a cab to take us there. It did not disappoint. It was everything you would expect a Greek Island beach to be, plus nudity ...
... t spoil it for me!!
The clouds were getting fuller, thicker, and darker; then BAM. It started raining. Not a gentle rain – it began to pour. Felt so good. The humidity finally broken and the cooling rain felt wonderful. Just as quickly as it started it was over. In another five minutes, another deluge – twice as hard and twice as long as the first. We were under the deck and in the shade, but got ...