Thursday, May 16, 2013


On Monday, we took a day cruise out of Tolo to the islands of Spetses and Hydra.  We enjoyed the sea air:
and the deck seating:
On Hydra, no cars are allowed (and I didn't see any motorcycles or scooters either), so it was nice and quiet.  It's also a quintessential Greek sea town, the kind you see in postcards:  
We managed to time things really well.  We had three hours on the island so we started out with a walk. Then, not long after we sat down to lunch, it poured (weather seems to change quickly near the sea).  It stopped raining just as we were finishing up our delicious meal.  Paul particularly enjoyed the Greek yogurt with honey, which we finally got the chance to try:
You can't tell, but the "spoon" he is using looks more like a little shovel with a flat end.  Considering how fast we shoveled it in, that seems appropriate.

Some more pictures from Hydra:
Bougainvillea taking over a pine tree.
Greece has lots of stray cats, but this was the most we saw in one place!
On Spetses, I was amused by these rather precarious driveways (there is no support):
and the Kraken made out of stones on one of the pedestrian walks:
Rough seas delayed our return to Tolo, so we had a lot of time to kill before the final bus of the day.  While standing around looking pathetic with thunder in the background, one of the boat workers took pity on us and offered us a ride to Nafplio.  We were very grateful, since we weren't confident the bus would even come - given our previous experience at the Sanctuary of Asclepius.

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