Windy Beach Hopping and Lots of Pictures of Beth

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Charlie and Beth at dinner in Fira!

The internet has been on and off since the eaarthquake so I was not able to upload the video. In fact I hope I can get this done before it goes off again.

 

It was a rather uneventful day compared to yesterday but extremely enjoyable all the same. I went to the travel agent and booked all my ferry trips for the duration of my trip. It goes like this: I leave Santorini on the 18th and go to Ios. I stay in Ios for two nights and then on the 20th I head to Peros. I stay in Peros three nights and take a day trip to Nexos. From Peros I go to Mykonos for three nights and then back to Athens on the 26th and Frankfurt on the 27th and home on the 28th. It is hard to believe that I am on the last half of my trip.

 

Charlie and I went beach hopping today.

I am anal about locking my quad up so I hooked it up to a garbage can. It is really hard to find parking.
We went to the far sides of the island and saw black beaches and actually spent a lot of time at a beach that she said reminded her of the French Riviera where they wait on you hand and foot. All we drank was frappes and water. Charlie wasn’t feeling too swift as she was up until after three checking out the bars in Fira. I left her the night before and headed home at 10. She had a entire night to go. Young people!

 

I made sure I wore 30+ sunscreen, wore my full bathing suit and stayed in the shade the entire time. It is incredibly windy here today. Gail force winds and the driving of the quad was painful as we got pelted by stones and sand. I think I ate more sand than what was on the road.

 

The Red Beach was amazing. It truly is red and it is all lava. It is like walking on barbeque rocks. Very treacherous walk to the beach but well worth it.

The trouble of having someone to hang around with, they take your picture a lot. Now all I have is pictures of me today!
When we were leaving we get on the quad to find out the key doesn’t work. I am twisting and turning and recking the mechanism. Then it dawned on us we had someone else’s quad. Oops! Hope their key still works.

 

 

After a full day of getting “lost” on the island I dropped her off and headed home for a much needed shower. The grime and dust was incredible. I was chewing grit for hours.

 

I drove myself to Oia for dinner and to watch the sunset. It was lovely but I had more fun watching other people. I have included pictures of two of my favourites. One is the “get a room couple” and the other is “Lady with chest of tricks”.

 

Had a very quiet evening and headed home to enter this blog as the internet was down this afternoon and I know everyone is wondering where today’s blog is.

 

Tomorrow I head to the volcano and hot springs. I will also be doing a hike outside of Fira and perhaps on the gondola. I would actually like to walk it but if it is too hot then I will do the gondola. Time will tell.

 

 

missandrea81 says:
What a steal!! Very nice!
Posted on: Jul 28, 2008
alisam says:
18 euros a day
Posted on: Jul 16, 2008
sylviandavid says:
This was fun to read..... How much is a quad for the day? sylvia
Posted on: Jul 16, 2008
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Charlie and Beth at dinner in Fira!
Charlie and Beth at dinner in Fira!
I am anal about locking my quad up…
I am anal about locking my quad u…
The trouble of having someone to h…
The trouble of having someone to …
Had breakfast but this was my midm…
Had breakfast but this was my mid…
Can you see the building in the fa…
Can you see the building in the f…
Full bathing suit, 30 sunscreen an…
Full bathing suit, 30 sunscreen a…
The sand is soooo hot!
The sand is soooo hot!
If you look really closely you can…
If you look really closely you ca…
The wind was unbelievable. We coul…
The wind was unbelievable. We cou…
The sand that blew while we were d…
The sand that blew while we were …
Superman, Here I come!
Superman, Here I come!
Red Beach
Red Beach
Solid Red Lava
Solid Red Lava
The walk down to the beach
The walk down to the beach
Isnt someon suppose to feed me th…
Isn't someon suppose to feed me t…
Just more beautiful beach
Just more beautiful beach
The little red pebbles on the beach
The little red pebbles on the beach
I stayed on the rock while Charlie…
I stayed on the rock while Charli…
There she goes!
There she goes!
It was a very popular beach!
It was a very popular beach!
The view from Oia!
The view from Oia!
The sun is beginning to set.
The sun is beginning to set.
Looking back to where my hotel is …
Looking back to where my hotel is…
Have no idea why I took two pictur…
Have no idea why I took two pictu…
Just a beautiful view in Oia.
Just a beautiful view in Oia.
Lots of little shops
Lots of little shops
This is where I stationed myself t…
This is where I stationed myself …
People start to gather.
People start to gather.
This lady is so talented. She stor…
This lady is so talented. She sto…
This is happening all around me. G…
This is happening all around me. …
Sun is beginning to set!
Sun is beginning to set!
You should see where she stores he…
You should see where she stores h…
And then she whips out her digital…
And then she whips out her digita…
Going Going Going...
Going Going Going...
Absolutely breathtaking. Well wort…
Absolutely breathtaking. Well wor…
Perivolos Beach
photo by: alisam