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Katakolon is a small town on the coast very near where the Olympics first began over 2000 years ago. It's about a 45 minute drive out to the site to see the ruins. Mom is getting tired of ruins. She says that if you want to see something ruined, check out my knee. Our next stop is Venice so,min order to let her leg rest up, we skipped the history lesson and stayed in town where she just walked the 3 ...
... 8217;, ‘No’, said Laura, ‘it was four hours!’... ‘Okay’, wades in a still-drunk Simon, ‘it was one more hour than a couple of hours’... I just laughed... It was hilarious.
Needless to say that Simon and I took the first watch while John went for a sleep and Laura worked in the saloon. It was a relief to be out of the sun for a change. As I have said already, the climate is cooler here and we started the day ...
Headed off for the drive to Pelopenesia. Followed a really pretty coastal road along to the bridge at Patra, stopping a couple of times for ice creams, cheese pies etc. Headed out to a beach at Kologria fro a swim. Water was incredible warm. Big long sandy beach with lots of beach tavernas, but nothing else.
Decided not to stay there overnight, so headed further down the coast to another beach at Kalamia. Parked up in a big dirt carpark with lots ...
... He knew heaps, but took such a long time to tell us. He was proud to share that 3 million tourists visit Olympia each year.
We were amused by many of of his anecdotes:
Olympic games began so that "Greeks could resolve their differences without killing anybody"
How steroids and drugs in sport were used way back in ancient times. Strychnine was placed in the wine and with the prompt killing ...
... remains! Breakfast wasn't quite the same after that, but couldn't have left them there for the girls to find.
Don't think there's going to be much to write about today or much to photograph that hasn't already been taken. Maximum sunbathing effort is the order of the day and we manage to get our favoured position down by the olive trees. It certainly feels like the hottest day so far, we're finding it hard to stay in the ...
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