Day 10

Trip Start May 22, 2006
Trip End Jul 03, 2006

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Flag of Greece  , Ionian Islands,
Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Slept slightly better on our makeshift cardboard matting.  Woke up early to head for the ferry to Ithaca.  The lady said there was little there without a car or scooter so we scrambled to rent a scooter quickly, and made it.  Ithaca started very chilly with lots of fog.  We climbed many mountains on a scooter named T-Rex.  We were up high when we met some mountain goats up there.  Cleared them off the road and continued on to a monastery.  It was very quiet there, and peaceful.  Some well fed animals loved there with some nice looking plants.  After that we went down into a small village where Jacky was attacked by a kissing maniac; an old man named Gerinaso.  We kept riding down to a town called Starvos.  There we went down to this beautiful beach seen in many pictures and hiked out to a small cave.  There were hopes of mystical beings, but alas none were found.  Back to the scooter and into the mountains.  16km of windy mountain switchbacks that fell into the ocean 700m below and we arrived back at the capital for lunch.  Most of it went to the fishes on a feeding frenzy.  Fun to watch the fish.  Climbed to where the Odysses' King sat and looked in to the ocean.  Found a goat tied to a stick with its jaw wired shut, not sure why.  Ferry back to Sami.  Had some bad dinner at another restaurant and headed back to camp for some rest.

Quote of the day: "Please close the door because the goats come inside." Entrance at the monastery.  

Places visited: Almost all of Ithaca except Homer's school which couldn't be reached by scooter due to road conditions.  
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