After my lazy morning of reading by the pool we decided to go for a climb before lunch. The walls are, after all, pretty close.
Above is looking up to where we will climb, from the point of view of the terrace and below is the view from a wall called Laertes.
The children scrambled up the walls like cheerful yet careful goats.
Then it was off to the beach for a dip before cleaning up for dinner.
Following the recommendation of a 76 year old climber from New York we drove into the hills to look for a tiny outdoor restaurant on a bend. We did find it but first we found a cheese lady.
She had a stand set up on the side of the road and was selling fresh cheeses and olives.
She had the BEST feta! And bought too much. But it will be no problem to add it to every meal for the rest of the week.
We also found another lady with a stand on the side of the road selling local thyme honey. So we are all set.
Our little restaurant was a delight.
I had kebab with local lamb from just over the hill – there were also pork kebabs that were wonderful but no the man said – not local – the pork was from Kos. ( sounded local enough to me).
Later, as we sat in the dying light drinking and talking with the proprietor, I watched the cheese lady load her wares into a wheel barrow place her chair upside down on the top of her load and proceed back up the hill, disappearing into the trees in moments.
Last night I had a very good sleep.
The weather continues to be sunny and warm. Perfect Greek weather.