Thursday, October 30, 2014

October 29-30

October 29 - After a night of almost continuous lightning and thunder rolling across the sea, up the cliffs, and back out to sea, we left Sfakia under blazing blue skies and fast moving clouds.

An hour and a half later, we were off the bus. A taxi ride to our hotel, and we were quickly settled in our cozy room overlooking the harbor under ominous skies.

We made a quick trip to the store for some cheese and crackers. Back in the room, we fixed a small snack and I took a two hour nap. It rained off and on all night, but it was warm enough to keep the doors open. I love to listen to the ocean!

October 30 - I took the usual pictures of my view. I could really get spoiled to this in a hurry.

Off to the market. The following are some of my best photos.


Salted fish

Herbs and spices



Scarves . . . Love the colors


More herbs and spices.

Fresh fish

I watched this guy carry 10 of these guys into the market two at a time. When I finally decided to take a picture he came in with just one pig, but the hog heads in his left hand were a bonus.

Next task: to find Vranas Studios so we know where to meet Sue and Gordon later today.

It's just to the side of the cathedral.

Orthodox churches share many characteristics in common with Roman Catholic Churches, but in many ways they are very different. It's always interesting to step inside.

One of the colorful heros who grace the square in front of the church.

The variety of goods for sale is almost endless.

I'd like to talk Stanley into a buggy ride, but so far no sale.

Back at the hotel, time to catch up on the blog and listen to the ocean.