Gord visited this very interesting museum, set in a private house and surrounding. It was filled with items collected by one man, after the German defeat on Crete. The location of this house was just a very short distance from the landing area of the German stormtroopers
We continue on here in Paleohora, and are really loving it here. Rented scooters yesterday and were out and about on the wld roads until the wind nearly blew us over when we rounded one curve so we made our way home. Heard this morning when I was out walking that the ferry is cancelled today due to high winds so we will return our scoots and explore a few more roads in the car. I am on a poor internet connection so will use pics to tell you about our last few days, and I do mean our LAST few days. I will do a separate entry for my trek through the Samaria Gorge.
PaleohoraOur home away from home. After moving around so much we have thoroughly enjoyed spending our last days here. It's really nice to get to know one town relatively well. When we were out scootin', we passed a guy with a bunch of sheep in the back of his truck heading for town, when we got back we watched him unloading them near the restaurant we ate in the night before. Then the sheep trotted off down the street. Not sure where they we off to.
heading out for a little shopping and dinnerThis pic was taken the day after I did Samaria Gorge...My quads protested going down anymore stairs! I think I was sposed to keep my knees a bit flexed on that looong decent down into the Gorge. I actually backed down the stairs when I went out for my morning walk earlier on this day, so the hobble side step is an improvement! This pic is taken from the courtyard
Spiro & family RestaurantCuz sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name....and eat your dinner in the middle of the road! Spiro told us that next year this area of the town will be closed to traffic except for 1 hour a day for deliveries.
SpiroWe had lunch here our first day and Spiro wasn't very friendly...then he went nextdoor for his coffee and perked up a bit...turns out the guy is much more of an evening rather than daytime kinda guy. The people here work so hard. Spiro also works his family greenhouse where they grow tomatoes.
Beginning of trail near Andiri BeachThis vehicle and camper(?) was from France...have seen only a few camping vans. I walked up the trail until I hit the first pile of boulders I had to scramble over and decided I better wait to do it when Gord knows where I am and where I am going to end up!
Later the same dayTrail from Andiri Beach through a little gorge up to the town of Andiri. I was very excited to find out about this wee walk up this "mini" gorge. When I returned home after scoping the trail out earlier, I met a couple that did Samaria the same day as I did. The woman suggested I should start this walk from the top because there is a lot of climbing...funny how I can hardly walk down stairs but going up doesn't bother me a bit! I started this walk about 5pm cuz it had been too hot to do it any earlier.
The trail?This was pretty well what the trail was like the whole way...nice path then a big pile of boulders to clamber up and over
Goat trailI could hear these goats' bells from quite far down the trail...as I got closer to them I could smell them too! They were very skittish which I was glad of...we all kept our distance
Go left hereI didn't see any sort of trail markings until I was within sight of the town at the top. About 3/4 of the way up I came to an impasse with the trail, couldn't tell which pile of rocks to go over when along came two people and showed me the way up and over...I saw no one else but them the whole walk...I was glad they came along because I thought I was going to have to turn back because I couldn't see a path anywhere.