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Our Peloponnese tour has had to come to an end, and the ferry taking us to Italy is calling. It is with deep regret we didn't have more time in Greece. It seems like this has been a common theme this year. Vanning here has been a breeze, with lovely sites, cheap, delicious food and free camping abundant. Though I guess we better not leave Laura’s sister abandoned at the airport in Rome.
... I was so glad I had put on all my rain gear as I sat here in the pouring rain for well over two hours.
As I said above the ship was meant to leave at 2pm but 2pm came and went and only at about 3pm did I finally get aboard the ferry.
Once on the ferry it was like a merry-go-round being directed up and down every ramp going. I finally ended up right at the bottom car deck and right at the front of the ship together with 3 other Greek reg bikes.
I strapped my bike ...
... to Cut and Run. Needless to say, it was one hell of a day and I didn't sleep well. It blew HARD all night.
As I lied awake that night rocking around and listening to the screaming wind I thought about what to do next, reliving in my mind the past few weeks of life on Hellas.
This was just the latest in a series of problems with the boat Hellas. Things have been breaking and giving us problems since day one. At first, I thought that ...
... wasn't a shoulder after all, but a simple strategy for making the 2 lane road into 4 for passing!
Roads adorned with olive trees almost as far as the eye can see. Interspersed with a few orange frees so ripe with fruit you can smell it from the road. Grapes grown more for their shade benefits over arbors than for their fruit. Flowering plants I’ve only seen in botanical gardens are ...
... scenery around the monastery of Agios Nikolaso Spata. Thanks to this monastery's obvious popularity (at least in the past if not currently) as a pilgrimage site, the road west from it is wide and well-kept, and we made excellent time. Arriving back we ate and drank a beer and swam (eventually) - the weather was hot today, but the waves were still pleasingly excited and we frolicked for some quite time.
In the evening Paul played flute in the ...