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DAY 49 – April 30, 2015
Now we are on the Peloponnese peninsula and the small port village of Katakolo that acts as the port for the capital city of Pygros and the jump-off point for trips to Olympia. There is nothing much here but shops and friendly and enthusiastic locals.
Olympia, the home of the first Olympics staged back in 776 BC. The site has a tranquility that is hard to explain ...
... it to go or, as I did, eat at one of their outdoor tables. People walked to & fro yapping on their cell phones; others texted while walking aimlessly. Close your eyes and you wouldn't know if you were in Philadelphia, Boston or a major capital. I closed my eyes and realized it was time for a ...
... groves of the estate, as well as the small folklore museum which houses a collection of old rural tools and instruments.
Visiting a working farm was a fun departure from our lessons in world history, archaeology, and art. Phyllis, who was raised on a farm, had many questions and commented that the machines brought back memories of the dairy machines on her family's home place.
Of course, no winery tour is ...
... life it will remind me of this day on my third Greek Island of this voyage.
As I type this we are sitting with our feet up, in the solarium with a cup of tea looking out over the breakwaters and the town. One, of the 2 other, cruise ships in Port has just left for parts unknown. It is just after 5pm and this ship will sail again at 6pm. This afternoon Sue went for a swim in the Med! Well she joined the 5000 other bodies ...
... neighboring mountains. It's all green and lush. To give you a sense of it, a beach down the way was used to film a scene in Mamma Mia. I may go on a hike in a few days to see it. Joy! When I first arrived, a group of ladies were just leaving for the beach, so I skipped registering or setting up my tent and joined them. The beach was just perfect, and swimming in the sea is even more perfect, if that's possible. So salty, yet so sweet. When I got back, I met everyone, set ...