Zoe'S Club Hotel
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We leave the ship on a tender, with a short,calm ride to the shore. Our bus, no pretentious coaches in Greece, take us the Corinth Canal. This canal, built between 1881 & 1893 is 4 miles long, cuts through the Isthmus of Corinth and connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea.
It seems that every tourist in the area is visiting at the same time. Boats still use the canal, but being only 70 feet wide, the cruise ships and cargo boats still have the go around ...
... or West along the channel. Thus we had one afternoon of quite strong winds that caused a few boat anchors to drag and 2 large yachts alongside us had difficulty maintaining their position on the quay giving some disquiet about whether our own anchor would hold. Fortunately it all turned out ok and the winds dropped off after just 3 hours and everyone got back to relaxing and enjoying the location.
... although nothing remains of it. On the return walk we headed up from the harbour to take the back roads high up the hills to our hotel. It was quite a climb as we took twists and turns and lots of stairs. Dinner was on our own but, as usual, we took David's restaurant suggestion and ate well.
The next morning we took a group walk in the other direction from yesterday's. David's knowledge of plants as well ...
... and friends and trying to Skype as much as we can.
Hand washing each day...takes a while and hurts my wrists.
Making yoghurt from scratch most days which takes a little time but the result is worth it.
Making homemade bread.
Trying out local recipes and sourcing local supplies from different shops around the island...time consuming but fun!
As you can see a lot of the ...
Our first impressions of Nafplion were not as romantic as I remembered her nor as I had raved to Bruce. But after 2 days of seeing the quieter and gentler side, I have again fallen in love with the town. Yesterday afternoon while it spattered with rain and we sheltered at our pensionne, a bride and her entourage prepared for her wedding. They gathered under the awnings in our courtyard, to be made up. They were visited by the groom and his friends, her mum and dad and various aunts ...