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... tough for us. But, we manage! :)
Since our 3rd day will be starting at 4:30 am, most head to bed early. I decided to try sleeping in the cabin and actually slept better than out on deck. I should have put my seasick wrist bands on before I went to bed. By the time I realized how rough the 4 hour trip would be, it was too rough for me to get up and get them! My best bet was to just stay on the bed and ride it ...
... Made to the top with no casualties, no hand rails or notices of 'slippery floor' just like old times before health and safety took the fun out of things. We treated ourselves to a swim in the ancient thermal mineral pools where you swim amongst ruins, again pretty they put those there, but still relaxing and slightly crazy to be in a hot pool in 37 degrees! On route back down we muddyed up in the mineral mud on the pools on the side of the mountain before making ...
... paragliding a go (amazing, terrifying, exhilarating), and cruised around an abandoned Greek village, empty since the population exchanges in the 1920s.
Highlight: My moonlit stroll through the forest and along the beach to the Chimaera and Olympos.
Lowlight: The snow and wind preventing me doing the big camping mission that I wanted. I kicked myself for not planning things better and doing it at the start of my trip in October.
... Beach and Big Pebble Beach. Tracy and I both figured this referred to the size of pebbles, which is so so stupid in retrospect, but you can see how we'd be confused why anyone would ever want to go to a beach with big pebbles, when another nearby beach was available with littlepebbles.
Alas, the beaches themselves are big vs small. The pebbles are apparently quite similar. I say "apparently" because ...
(Helpful to know that this town's correct pronunciation is "coasssh" for the following blog entry. Also helpful to know the following words are sung to Jimmy Buffet's "Margaritaville.")
"Wastin' away again in Kasaritaville,
Searchin' for my lost Turkish delight,
Some people say that's it's a sa-batical to blame,
but I know,
it's all Rick Steves' fault!"
Actually it really is Rick Steves' fault! Steves advises tactical rest days throughout a ...