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... shops and a market place, dominated by the Temple of Apollo.
The impressive Peirene Fountain was the major source of the towns water supply.
We return to the ship, but the exceitement continues.
Whilst working on some photos, I get distracted and go out of the cabin onto the vreanda to look at something we are passing. On the return, I stub my toe, but feeling much, I returned to the computer. Jeannette notices some blood on the carpet. We try to bandage it, but it keeps ...
... one of the many wells throughout. This was in an area where many festivals and celebrations are held. Quite a few people had gathered around the wall, watching as 3 men concentrated on catching fish with their nets and transporting them into a bin with clean water. The locals have created a committee whose purpose is to help clean and restore the village wherever it is needed. Here, they were taking out all the fish to clean the well and then place them back ...
... excavated is now being partially restored (As is the Parthenon in Athens) painstakingly using the same methods as the original master stone masons would have.
To me this experience was all the more poignant when set against the economic crisis in Greece. We are one world, and somehow we need to preserve the best of the past in all our countries, as well as trying to sort out the present difficulties and move to a better and more sustainable ...
... as we pass through a string of villages and towns including Messini.
At Kalamata we were given a 20 minute break (leaving at 10.30) and, maybe because the Megalopoli-Tripolis part of the road is complete, so this stretch now takes less than an hour, we also had a 20 minute stop at Tripolis. This makes all the difference to my enjoyment of the journey as it gives time to stretch the legs and buy snacks. ...
... the boat with Mario holding the back of his life jacket and giving instruction. Each time Hamish got a little more confident, the line was let out a bit further. He went twice a round the short course.
Next Dmitri treated us to a bit of a show on a single ski. Truly a great thing to watch.
Unable to convince Iain to have a go, we were about to leave when I said to Hamish that perhaps I would have a go tomorrow. Immediately ...