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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 ...
... we went early as it wasn’t yet too packed and there was a nice breeze cause man it was hot. After a couple of hours looking around we needed to quickly find a camera shop (as we all forgot our camera SD cards) then get back to the hotel to collect our bags. When we got back on the tram it was heaving and we had to split up, I caught a young teenage boy trying to pick pocket my handbag, sneaky little ****! I quickly told him off and scared him off the tram ...
... spellbound... We could have stayed in the same spot, trying to take it all in, but of course we had more to see. Tearing ourselves away, (quite a feat, I must tell you) we strolled through the streets, all lined with shops and taverns, and ended up by the water, where we were greeted by yet another wonder.. a Venetian fortress on a small island in the middle of the water, called the Bourtzi, which once housed the executioners and prisoners.
... shops closed down, Graffiti on banks and shop walls.
It says in the pilot book that Korinth is not a place where people come and stay just visit and leave. There isn't really any
tourism here , the only attraction is the "old city". Peter calls it a pile of rocks .
Getting along very well with Peter, we have lots of laughs and he always has a good story to tell about his travels.
Dishes and dinner have been shared , it's all very relaxed.
... sea state improves and we end up in flat calm conditions. Rather than head for the city of Corinth we decide to check out the entrance to the canal. It is just after 3pm and if it looks good we might just head through the canal.
We wait at the northern entrance and are told by the officials on the VHF to come inside and wait to starboard. Which we do. We are then hunted back out by the pilot boat who wants turning room for his mate escorting a ship through ...