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... island. To the north was Oia, expensively situated for cruise and luxury seeking tourists. While this is not our style, it was fun to see and we found some very high quality art and architecture - beyond our budget but appreciated nonetheless. We also walked along the caldera cliff to catch some great viewpoints and exercise. We returned to Thira on the eastern side of the island to get a good view of the flat rural area and sea coast.
We were up early the next day ...
... them from the strong winds the get in late summer, the leaves can then protect the fruit from too much sun, as well as collect the dew and naturally water the plant. Being a volcanic island there is little soil, but the pumice in the ground holds the water well so the don't need to use irrigation. Which is surprising because it all looked dry and dusty to me!
As we were finishing lunch some traditional dancers demonstrated ...
... and we were quickly the only four people in the area. Of course then we had to break out 'Dancing in the Moonlight' to honour Tita and our 5 hour hike. It was gorgeous sitting just outside Oia and watching all the lights turn on while staring at the stars in the black sky. After a little while we decided to grab more food (of course) and I was so excited to finally have some fresh calamari - oh it was delicious. Instead of taking the 5 hour hike back to Fira in the dark, ...
Today we had a lengthily sleep-in, and booked a tour of the Volcano & Hot Springs. The couple from North Bay Ontario we met in Athens mentioned enjoying this trip, and was a recommendation of Marina's as well.
Taking the cable car down to the old port, we waited to board our boat. The winds had picked up today which was quite noticeable on our boat, and later most Grecians proclaimed "winter is here" even though it felt to be around 27C. ...
... we'd met on Yacht Week, Ben, was arriving. Him and Laura had hit it off, so he followed us to Greece to see her again (awww, sweet). While Laura got herself beautiful for him, Gee and I got back on our bikes and drove to the other end of the island to check our Oia. We booked a table for dinner later in the week and bought some local jewellery. On the way home we managed to get our bike (which we'd named Roberto) up to 57kms/hour! By the time we got back, Ben had arrived, so ...