The first few days back on land were great. We visited various museums and cafes and enjoyed having a little more space after the close quarters on Piraeus. Apparently, a few days after the sailing trip, Jacob cured cancer and ended poverty. I found this in my journal:
“Jake was awesome today! Did some really great stuff for the benefit of mankind (cured cancer and ended poverty-that sort of thing)”
I know he would never tamper with the record that I’m keeping for our trip, so it must be true. Putting a damper on that good news is the fact that we will have been on island for 25 days when we leave tomorrow. As interesting as the native culture is, the only other things to do here are crabbing and fishing. We spent a large portion of our time sitting in the Zehnderprise in the rain. Occasionally we walked along the beach, and on our last day we even did a day hike called Sleeping Beauty. The hike was an adventure to put it mildly. We decided to walk from the RV to the base of the trail and after about 15 minutes, it started to drizzle. By the time we got to the trailhead, it was pouring. The rain turned the trail into a steady stream, and by the time we got to the top we were soaked to the bone and shivering. Thankfully the clouds cleared and the sun came out allowing us to see the ocean on one side and the retreating mountain range on the other. It wasn’t until we were back in the RV with a cup of tea that we could feel our fingers again.
Sleeping Beauty Trail (Not a creek)