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... look. As we parked an old man aged 86 came to greet us, he spoke very good English and seemed genuinely pleased to meet us. The cemetery was quite large, it was very noticeable that a good percentage of the graves were for 'Unknown Soldier' very sad. We still had a few hours to kill so we walked around Souda, a run down sort of place with a quay side factory that makes animal feed from grain, it gives off a strange smell, a toasted grainy alcoholic smell, it's ...
... surrounded by three sandy coves and a lot of sports centres, tennis, beach volleyball, five a side football etc. we thought about staying there, but the toilets were closed up and we need to empty ours! We set off for the next campsite, about twenty five kilometres away, before we got there the National Road was closed, we took the detour and then some narrow roads around the olive groves ...
Before leaving the campsite we walked Logan on the beach, it's makes your ankles ache walking on the pebbles. The sea is much calmer, but the wind is still cold and gusty.
We set off to drive to the next village, we had to drive up into the mountains across one of the deep ravines and then come back down again.
The drive was lovely with the sun shining on the fresh snow. We frequently stopped to take photographs, once again we had ...
... up to the fortress, passing the church which had a very ornate gateway with a clock and bell built in it. We explored the ruins and walked across the headland the views of both sides of the town were good from here and we could see the fresh snow on the mountain tops. It was very windy and the gusts buffeted us about. We walked back down and on to the sea front, the waves were pounding over the sea defences on to the road, we stopped to take some pictures, ...
... a calendar with pictures of his shop on the front! Once the shopping was put away we drove through the town, it's split into two parts with a hill separating the two sides, where there is the remains of a fort. The new side has a new harbour and a sandy beach, most of the houses are low rise apartments with flat roofs, the old side has the old harbour and small houses with red tiled roofs. We followed the signs for a camp site, hoping that it would be open, somewhere to shelter ...