Psarou Beach Hotel
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After a quick final yoghurt fruit and honey for breakky, we headed to Parikia to board a fast ferry to Rafina (mainland Greece).
The Sea Jet - funnily enough, this ship was built in FREMANTLE!
The journey was supposed to take about 2.5 hours.... 4 hours later, ...
... taverna with its own deck chairs and lunch at the restaurant secures the deck chairs for "free!". A delicious lunch was followed by a few hours of just laying around relaxing with an occasional swim in the crystal clear, but somewhat cooler waters. The lunch was ridiculously expensive, but the deck chairs were free, so it all balanced out. Its a bus ride back to Hora for transfer back to our cruise ship for an afternoon set sail departure for the island of ...
... pics below.
We tried to get to church but realized there is not an LDS branch or ward on that island...we thought there was when we booked our flights this way...so we did our best to keep it a spiritual day. Thank goodness for youtube and the Mormon channel and lds.org and the Mormon Tabernacle choir website. There is something strangely refreshing when you can't get to church as usual. It forces you to decide how you are going to spend the day. ...
... and debris that was more than 20 feet deep. Any
combustible materials were burnt, but the stone walls and structural building
parts were preserved by the ash. One of my pictures (if they are downloaded
successfully) shows Mt. Vesuvius with 2 peaks. Before the eruption this
mountain was one single dome. What was once a sea port, was suddenly several miles
from the ocean.
It was only
about 200 years ago ...
... us towards the place on the beach just up the other end of the bay. So we hit that up and it was amazing. It was run by an English woman who had married a Greek dude so had a bit of both worlds. Kicked off with dolmades and tzatziki as per usual because you can always tell if it's good by those two things alone! And then mixed it up with some Greek-flavoured pasta salad and a piece of fried cod which seemed like it would be a nice break from the usual greek ...