Day 7, April 26th

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After breakfast, we went ashore and hiked in the hills near where we had moored the night before. We walked up and across a peninsula and our boat met us on the other side. In the afternoon, we traveled under sail for an hour or so and then motored on to another site with ancient ruins.

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Our gulet, moored in a very peaceful cove.

Another picture of our gulet.

Looking down at the cove where our boat was moored.

For reference, here is a trail marker. Here also is a link to more information about the coastal trails.

Photo by Peter.

We went up and over a few hills and at the summit reached this meadow.

In the middle of our hike, we stopped at a Shepherd's home. The husband and wife team treated us to some local honey and olive oil, with some delicious home-made bread.

This tea was from sage as I [not too confidently] recall.

The items here were for sale.

A family of turkeys kept us company. It was a treat to see the little guys peaking over the step.

Here is the house where the husband and wife team lived.

These were very strange plants with large flowers. These pictures did not capture the strangeness of these plants. They were right next to the cistern.

Here is a view of a cistern with a domed cover made from rock. See also next image.

Here are Roman ruins that we encountered on our hike. According to our guide, this is the "little known Greco-Roman site called Lydea."

Towards the end of our hike, we overlook another cove where our boat has moored.

Another view. Pretty!

We had a little time to goof off in the water before departing. Here is Peter (having just jumped in) and Dan.

I thought the water was a bit too cold for swimming, but enjoyed paddling around on this kayak whenever I could. Peter went snorkeling several times, but found that there was not a lot to see under water: mostly a sandy bottom with a few little fish.

This photo was taken by Dan H. It is one of my favorites.

We traveled under sail for a while this afternoon. Very "green". Speed dropped to 1.8 knots.

I thought a panorama would capture the sails and rigging.

Our gulet traveled under sail power for a while this afternoon.

We moored for the night in a cove around the corner from this island.

Here is a more distant picture of the island shown in the previous picture.

Photo by Peter.

Some time between tea time and dinner, a group of us explored this site. We made it to the top-most point.

Photo by Peter.

See the ruins in the foreground and the very large quarry cut into the mountain in the background.

Peter got 2 swims in today.

This couple were making "pizza". We had some. It was very good.

Photo by Peter.

We had an especially nice sunset from our boat today.

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