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... on our left and the island of Cephalonia on our right with the sun beginning to set was just
breathtakingly beautiful. For those of you who read the book, or saw the film, ‘Captain
Corelli’s Mandolin’, it was set and based on this island of Cephalonia.
Well, we’re now back on our island of St Marten, completely and totally different, but just
as wonderful. And the temperature is back up in the thirties. How ...
North of Olympia we find Clermont (Chelmoutsi) Castle, built in 1223 by a French Prince Geoffrey, after the Crusades when he claimed the region for himself. The castle was built to the highest standard of its time and still most impressive. Only taking 3 years to build, it is taking a lot more time and probably money (EU money) to restore. However it is one of ...
Alexandru our server extrodainnaire, with all if the local insider tips took care of this evening. He was the reason (at bullet speed) we were able to hop a train head to Olympia, tour the ancient Olympic orifinations shop, eat in an outdoor tree covered Cafe , take the train back to katakolon shop more swim in the sea and board the ship within 6 hours.
Arrived in in katalon first thing. We were first off the ship and took the ...
... the many people who sought out the free wi-fi. This is now a business in its own right due to the high internet costs on cruise ships (via satellite only) averaging 40c per minute. Mary Ann and I settled for cappuccino and a beer, plus over an hours worth of internet time. That is how yesterdays huge file was transmitted. One cafe which specialised for crew members was packed - Philippinos catching-up on Skype. Finally able to relax for a couple of hours dockside. Lots of ...
... The swim was preceded by a short walk along the beach, a foray into some of the boutique shops and a glass of cold lemonade at a beachside café. Philip and I were enjoying cooling down under the shade, and idly chatting with a Welsh couple doing the same thing, when an old Holden came burning up and out jumped a couple of young Greeks.
They each had a musical instrument, an oud (I think) and a drum, and they came straight to our table and ...