Sunday, October 4, 2009

13: Pool Day

Today we decided to make it a pool day.  I started with a 1.5 hour breakfast where I ate slowly (and a lot less) while I blogged the past 2 days.  Besides hanging out at the pool, we spent some time on our patio, the view there amazing.

View from slouched position on patio chairs
View looking up from patio
View looking down to patio

Wayne and I (he is getting too much airtime here), went north from our hotel (first time we ever did) and found many things.  The Blue Note restaurant, recommended by a couple of couples at Mykonos town.  So this place was earmarked for dinner tonight.  The most extensive menu we found to date.  We could have eaten here everyday and I would still have no problems selecting from the menu. Nope, no duck Dave, but most everything else.

As we walked to the top, there is always a top, we searched for the way across to that adjoining cliff you will see in some of the images.  The extra and a bit lower separate hill/cliff to the left of the resort/main cliff.  We could see the path across, way down there, but not the way to get to it  Then, alas, aha, yep, I thought I found it, and off I went, little knowing Wayne decided not to follow.  I meandered my way down 8 or more flights of steep steps only to hit - a dead end.  An entrance to the lowest most hotel or - at this point - who cares.  I should have ducked, had a seat and waited for Wayne, so that he could experience the walk.  But by now Wayne had found the path.  So he (Wayne) says.  Anyway, I walked back up the 8 or so stories.  I counted the steps, well over 160.  Met up with Wayne, and Wayne and I started the now 10 or so stories of stairs downward to the path across to the cliff.  Where yes of course, we climbed up and up, Wayne and I, me and Wayne.

Took many pictures along the way.  We did not climb to the top, a bit treacherous, and with really no easy visible clue as to how to get there.  And I had a nightmare last night where I almost fell off a building roof along a cliff-side something into a gorge with a waterfall or something. 

On the climb back, Wayne suggested we walk up the left side of the concrete stairs as they were cracked and split down the center.  We wouldn't want to have it crack and fall over.  It wasn't that bad, Wayne is a bit of a worry wort.

Once we got back up top,  it wasn't that tough.  Coming down is more effort, requires more balance, more stability, more planning, watching each step because as I said thee are no standards or building codes for stairs - it seems.  Wayne agrees.  Anyway, the trip down, across, and back up, with stops for pictures, at our fast pace was still just over 40 minutes.

Back at the ranch, Wayne and I went for another swim.  Wow that felt good.  We were hot (as our wives pointed out) and so we thought we'd cool off.  And we did.  And when we got out, they still said we were hot.  So we got back in.  After several more attempts, seems the water did not make us "not" hot.

Dinner at the Blue Note, back to our patio for some reminiscing, drinks, cheers - the girls like to do the cheers thing with every drink.  Wayne and I limit it to the first and last drink of the trip.  The last will happen in Athens tomorrow night.

A couple of cats came around, including our cat, for some snacks.  Hm, reminds me as I eat breakfast to bring some cocktail wienies down for our cat.  She will be there when I get there.  Oops, I'm talking about now and not yesterday.

As I look through my images to select for post, I realize  how magical a place this is, the history, the beauty, the scenery, the people.  Amazing...

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