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Today was a public holiday (see yesterday's entry) and everything was closed except the cafés which were doing a great business. The sun was out for a lot of the day too.
The school kids were out in force again with their marching and drumming and having a great time. There were priests and lots of dignataries laying wreaths and then more marching and drumming through the lined streets. It was quite moving to see.
We love the Greeks. They ...
... face war. The answer was 'No', and Greece was attacked.
In Naxos Town today all the primary and secondary school children marched and drummed their way to a Cenotaph and laid wreaths. Tomorrow is a public holiday and the whole town celebrates.
We hired yet another small car and set off north around the coast over more hills and fertile valleys and climbed up to the tops of rocky, misty mountains ...
... gorgeous vistas, beaches, and more great Greek cuisine. We rented a car for one day but could easily have filled another day with a 4x4. I was surprised by the arid landscape beyond the fertile valley of the interior, yet this is an island with more green space than others in the Cyclades. I suppose I associate islands (Vancouver Island, Ireland) with verdure but such is not the case in Greece.
We attended a cultural evening of music and dance one night ...
we are at Santorini Island (Greece) and it is always a picture from
the ship with a mass of white houses covering the top of the mountain
island (looks like snow from a distance). Cruise ships cannot anchor
because the water is too deep in the caldera so have to use their
engines to maintain their position. The original volcanic island
exploded about 3000 years ago and is still ...
... plans accordingly. By the time we reached Sweet Home(the name of the place we are staying) we had been traveling for over three months camping everywhere except for our stay in Venice.
As a result we were more inclined to be lazy and take things much slower. We also wanted to get some of our stories and pictures up and out to people because we knew when we returned to the states things would and ...