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Late this morning, after we had packed the car and given up hope of visiting Patrick (Paddy) Leigh Fermor's house, Mary got a call with the green light from the Benaki Museum in Athens. We walked there (half a mile along a public path) and were greeted by Elpida, supervisor of the house and Paddy's caretaker during the last 7 years of his long life. She showed us around (no photos inside) and told great strides with great affection for her old boss. ...
... saw lots of palms also dying in Portugal and Spain. We have not verified the cause. However the attack is severe and it is sad to see trees that are very old being killed. I am surprised that there is not a spray or method to protect these trees. I will investigate this another time.
The next afternoon the weather improves around a lunch time and travel south of the Messini ...
... were only up at a few places and it was just a day.
Once we all got on the bus, Nadia did, however, hand out donuts. Not loukoumades, but still fluffy, sugary, and delicious.
So there's this Greek pop guy, Nikos Ganos, that we have kind of become obsessed with here. I don't know if I've talked about him before, but we missed him by like a day (more like 18 hours) on the Acropolis and it was heartbreaking. But anyway, ...
... The trip gives an opportunity to listen to Greek as spoken locally. I did not alight at Foinikounda but asked to be set down closer to Methoni to complete the journey by foot, walking along the main road with its wonderful view of Methoni Bay. By Bus the round trip takes an hour, it took me longer to walk and I arrived in time to take lunch at a taverna close to the castle.
... flying out. We drove around a few small islands all with a memorial tribute to a battle that occurred long ago. We saw an ancient castle that was later used as a prison and light houses. The information was communicated in Greek which everyone else on the boat sat quietly to hear but when she speaks in English everyone then starts talking so we didn't hear all the historic meaning to the monuments. We stopped at a dock for a one hour stop. We didn't hear the agenda real well so ...