24.05.2009 - 24.05.2009
Had a good night’s sleep (and although Jan heard the neighbouring mule/donkey bellowing, Dave didn’t).
Went on our first planned walk using a walk book we bought. The walk was great, but the walk book’s instructions were pretty rough and ready – and seems that they assume you just bush bash/wander through farmer’s fields at your leisure/pleasure. And given our still regular snake sightings, and the length of the grass and bush at the moment, it was a bit off putting. Walked for about 4 hours, saw some wonderful villages, examples of Pirgos (Venetian fortified manor houses/towers), old windmills, threshing floors, small and large Byzantine chapels/churches, and the main focus of the walk a partly reconstructed Greek temple to Demeter. And no snakes – just lots of lizards and one that’s a dragon! And people were friendly and greeted us wherever we went – well the locals did, not the other tourists (find that other European tourists are a pretty unfriendly bunch).
Headed off afterwards to the beach (never very far from a beach!), had an ordinary lunch at a taverna on the beach, and finished the afternoon off by having our second swim of the holiday in the amazingly blue/green and clear seas of Greece. Water still cold, but felt more bearable as the temp was higher and the wind mild.
Home for another home prepared meal watching the sun go down and the colours change on the hills and the neighbours’ houses.