27.05.2009 - 27.05.2009
Went in to the main town, Hora, for a few things – some shopping (food and pressies) and the internet for Jan for work. The latter was available via wifi at a Café for the cost of a coffee (which is never cheap in Greece). Ordered a ring for Dave to be made prior to our departure on Friday!
In the afternoon/evening we went on a longish walk for our house in Mile to two nearby Kouros’s- both had lost a leg in moving, so were abandoned. They give you a feeling for the sculptor’s intentions – the flow of the body etc. The walk took us across the valley we looked out over, and into another village. One we had been able to observe cars going into, but not coming out of. We hoped it didn’t do the same to pedestrians! As with many/most of the Naxos villages it was built on a hillside, and a number of roads came into it from both sides – but as we discovered on foot, none of them could go through the middle of the town – it was pedestrians and bikes only – and the only way through was around the back – so there was a 180 degree turn at the entrance to the village which took cars up to the top and back of the village. We took this route the following day, now we knew how it worked.
Saw another mule being used, but not ridden.