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... village of Makrynitsa which
was a 40 minute climbing mountain drive. It was very pretty and
quaint with wonderful huge plane and chestnut trees but the view of
Volos Bay was patchy through the mist and clouds which cleared a bit
later in the day after we left. In spite of the weather, it was an
awesome view of the bay. The economy here can't be suffering too
much as the city had plenty of fancy shops and ...
... sandwiches. We then continued down the street and stopped at another restaurant. Here we used the internet for hours and had beers and stuffed peppers. I have to say these peppers were some of the best I have ever had in my life, and the only reason anyone would ever want to come to Volos. We headed back to the ship late afternoon and watched tv and read, before heading to dinner. We went to bed early since we have another early and packed day tomorrow.
Woke up to the sounds of Greece - Church bells ringing, scooter honks, a child, birds. Oh what a lovely feeling. I got up, got dressed and made coffee just the way I like it with my bodum, my coffee, orange oil and cinnamon. I know I should have Greek coffee to be authentic but it felt nice to have something reassuringly familiar. I had bought cream last night at the supermarket so I even had that to add.
12 Aug. On yet another sunny day I went to a lecture on the times leading up to the Ottoman Empire’s harem & downfall which was caused mainly by drugs (opium). Then a lecture by Lord Andrew Mawson who is from bloody Bradford. He talked on the redevelopment of the East End of London.Later on,a lecture on the night sky by Leon De Ste Croix the entertainment Director who is an accomplished Astronomer.
Tonight at 7-30 we met the Captain, Alistair Clark at his cocktail party ...
... looked a bit young which is exactly why Phil dragged her by the arm into,the bar. Of course she had forgotten that while the rest of us get older Phil stays young . It turned out to be a great night as we drank and solved the problems of the world with our young new Greek friends. The alarm the next morning, abruptly reminding us of our run was most unwelcome. We however actually enjoyed it as it gave us a chance to explore the city a bit more before heading off to ...