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... of the Peloponnesian peninsula.
So much for the geography lessons!!
It is quite impressive, completed well before the Panama Canal, now starts the history lesson!
Our next stop is Ancient Corinth.
We pass the Acrocorinth on the way. It is a fortified structure on the highest point of the local area. It times of war, locals sought refuge. We learn that the word "Acropolis" is a general term for a high point, usually fortified.
The ruins are again quite ...
... was too busy hanging on for grim life as the cars parked on the side seemed awfully close!! We made it to our lovely B and B owned by an Australian lady after a few missed turns and me spitting the dummy about navigating with 2 more back seat drivers in Graham and David telling me where to go. Deep breath and all was well.. We then drove to the centre where the ancient Corinth was. By this time Shirley had had enough and threw the keys into the back seat.. I ...
... man to look at one of our fridges as it was not working properly. Jonathon told me of some people and said he would email the details; he was off to Scotland to sail an 87 footer to Portugal the next day so we would not get a chance to catch up with him sadly.
With the work completed I visited the port police, paid the fee and we left for a bay that was just an hour from Poros to stay the night.
To be ...
The trip to Corinth canal is 2 hrs approx. Wind is 2 kts so we motor.
Arrive at the canal entrance at 1020 and we can see that they are starting to let boats go west. There is room for 4-6 small boat s to dock along the wall to wait for the singnal to head in. Peter pays ( cost for one way is 190 euros) fills out forms and we wait.Usual wait time is 1-3 hrs.
... we left for the day we left our umbrellas at the hotel. This is in spite of the advice of Tassos the man we met last night. We were regretting our choice as we ran for the bus in the rain getting drenched. Oh well at least it is warm.
We are back in Nafplio. Tonight we are going to a few clubs and do some shopping. Michelle is itching to spend. Wish we didn't have to leave but the islands are next.
Talk to you soon,
Michelle and ...