Just climbed the city walls. Think I may drop dead momentarily.
Monday, August 31, 2015
We sailed through fjords this morning for about two hours till we arrived at this fairy tale setting surrounded my steep mountains on three sides. The scenery was magnificent. Kotor is a medieval town set on this lovely bay. The architecture in very Venetian and very beautiful. There is a zig zag stone path up one of the mountainsides to a church at the top. It it around twenty storeys if you count the steps on an iPhone but it is steep and rocky and uneven but we managed to do it. What an accomplishment! We were so proud of ourselves. We probably won't be able to walk tomorrow but the experience was well worth it. It is very hot today, which made it even harder to climb but once we started we couldn't stop. It was a challenge and we won!
Now I am sitting in th shade by the ship's pool sipping a Piña Colada. That's my reward for imitating a mountain goat and not falling. We might go off the ship later but right now I am perfectly content in doing nothing.
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Went to the site of the Original Olympics yesterday. It was fascinating. They still get the original Olympic flame from this very place to this day. Our guide was great and we learned so much. Eileen and I got lost. It was in the 90's and we expended all our energy trying to find the tour group. I thought we might become a part of the ancient archeological site and they would find us wrapped around a column in the Temple of Zeus in fifty years.
Love this last of Greece where we spent the day. It is an island which is very close to Albania. Very strong British and Venetian influence. Narrow streets in the old town.
We are now sailing to Kotor, Montenegro. I understand it has spectacular scenery. Guess we shall find out tomorrow.
We had to avoid Mykonos due to high winds of sevent miles per hour. Sad because we like it so much. Instead we went to Bodrum which is the Turkish Riviera. It was fun too and somewhere where we would not have gone. It is modern and is one of the top vacation spots in Turkey. There is a castle there and a nice bazaar. We had some photos take in costume which were quite hilarious.
Today was devoted to the island do Santorini. Everything is way on top and it was quite a chore to get there. We took a boat and had to walk up a killer hill. Worse than any stress test I ever took. Everyone was gasping for air. And that was immediately after the boat ride that made Jerry and a lot of others queasy. At the top of the hill was a bus which took us up to the top and the magnificent town of Oia which we fondly refer to as Oy Vey. It is what you see in the magazines...all white buildings with blue trim. And the most spectacular views you can imagine.