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Today is my Bubs birthday so we face timed, but it kept freezing at strange moments and cutting us off however eventually we chatted and birthday wishes were sent.. I went for a swim in the sea this morning, my last in Rhodes before heading off. I'm off to Athens by plane today. Check-in took about 30 seconds and security another 30 while blaring …
... excursions were offered. Sue decided to stay on the ship as she had caught a nasty cold so Eve and I took the excursion to the Acropolis of Lindos which was high on the hill above the small village of Lindos. When we arrived and I saw how far one had to walk I did not think I had the stamina to climb up the steep grade so when we saw the donkeys were an optional way to go Eve and I decided to invest the 5 Euro and take the easy way up. The views from the top ...
... shade. I order my first ‘freddo espresso’ which is a cold espresso on ice and drink it quite quickly and take some painkillers. We decide to walk towards the Acropolis Area as this was the main ruin Aaron had wished to see. Along the way we stumble across more ruins, however we’re too hot and disinterested so we take a photo from the outside and keep heading towards the main attraction, the Parthenon. It’s quite hot and a bit of a small climb to get there, but ...
... a day of commuting so there is no urgency to get up.
So I don't.
The sea is quite choppy, but lying in bed feels more like being rocked to sleep. I read a bit. I contemplate sitting on the edge of the deck eating the fresh watermelon we have enjoyed, but spitting pips into the sea instead of bringing out the good manners required so far. Eventually the lure of a double shot coffee drags ...
... 5 for a 20 minute ride (we always add a bit for these folks that clearly do not rip us off and work hard and they are so appreciative). Our driver had a bit of a beat up cab but spoke good English and gave us helpful tips and commentary as we went along. Not far from the square is a main shopping area with a huge market that looked crazy but interesting. It kind of looks a little dodgy everywhere here, but had we the time we would have given it a go ...