According to the original schedule – today’s stop was to be in Athens and tomorrow here in Souda (listed as Chania on the itinerary with the usual disregard for the actual port). But since it seems that the 17th would not be a good day to be in Athens, the two ports and their days were flipped.
Since I was here just last month, I didn’t have a burning need to go off the ship vs resting up from the last two days of Kotor (climbing up to the fortress) and Corfu (hiking up to the lighthouse in their old fortress followed by walking around a goodly portion of the town on my way back to the ship). It seems that doing the equivalent of 125+ flights of stairs by a person who normally doesn’t have to deal with more than 3-7 flights per day results in extremely sore calf muscles. Rather than risk converting pain into a posterior compartment syndrome which would badly trash the next few weeks of planned travel in addition to adding extremely ugly scars to the backs of my legs, I elected to cool my jets.
I can offer you only a departing picture –
Otherwise – I am steadily turning my minimal stash of yarn into hats
as well as making progress on the cross-stitch
which has a full 30 pages of pattern. What you see is the tops of pages 1&2 along with the edge of page seven (starts the second row)