Orloff Boutique Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Pets allowed
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We are leaving port this morning and moving toward our final destination. We have some concerns because the window to cross the sea is on Wednesday and then the winds return to gale force status. We have avoided this as long as we can. Yesterday we had long walks in the village, time in the olive groves, small county churches, and an ...
... to that point (only to be surpassed by this weekend, which will come in another blog entry) to island of Hydra. I would describe Hydra as a Greek Mackinac Island. For the non-Michiganders reading this, Mackinac Island is a spot in northern Michigan that does not allow cars. All transportation is by bicycle and horse. In Hydra's case, everyone gets around either by walking or riding ...
... just us) walked down some streets on the island. We came across some donkeys and a giant chess board. We started heading back to the main road and the boat when we ran into Abbie. She seemed happy as can be exploring Hydra by herself. Before getting back on the boat, we stopped at a shop and bought some water, and I bought a postcard for my mom. We said goodbye to Hydra and boarded the boat and headed for the next island on our tour: ...
... on this island. Oh yeah. I forgot to tell you about the guy passed out by the giant chessboard. That was a couple of nights ago. In a small park, there is a giant chessboard with movable pieces. They are sturdy enough that you need two hands to move an individual piece. They are well crafted and painted in the traditional chess colors of black and white. If I knew better how to play chess I could challenge the Chief to a game. So anyway, we saw a gentleman passed out drunk ...
... provided an ample bottle of Mastika for the group to share (a liqueur made from tree resin, originating on the Island of Chios). This was the first time most of us had tried it.
Later on I went to the harbour area to get some night photos. While there I had a visit with an Australian couple that had been asking questions about the Camera settings I was using for the night photos. They were on the large yacht Harmony V that was docked in the harbor. ...