Morning at Mykonos

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chairs and table outside of Piccolo

We were sad that it was our last day in Mykonos.  We no longer had the little Smart car so we wandered around the town.   We went to the little bakery again and went to Piccolo for coffee.  The young lady at Piccolo recognised us and give us huge cups of coffee.  That made us very happy.   We sat at their little table and drank it and chatted.  We got a second cup and asked if she would mind if we took a picture.  She quickly said it was alright and ducked behind the counter to avoid being photographed.  A man behind the counter, (we think it was the owner) wanted to be in the photograph.  He asked us where we were from and wanted to talk politics.

the yard towards the archway entrance door
  We told him we voted before we left and who ever wins, wins.... and it will be fine for the four years..... he was a little disappointed that we didn't want to spend the next half hour solving the political and economic problems of the world ....  We talked instead about the tourist season and how the cruise ships impact their economy.  He asked if we were cruise people, we said no and he said that's good. (we keep hearing that!)

We wandered around and took some photographs.... We wanted to go to the folk museum but it was closed for the season.  We went into the Aegean Maritime Museum.   It was just a small area but it was stuffed amazing things....Papyrus boat models, Old ship models, wine amphoras, mosaics, ship memorabilia, a light house, gravestones, sarcophacus',  old artifacts, reproductions of item used in ancient times, ships in a bottle.

Our Travel faces
 The owner/creator of the museum was a retired sea captain.  He had been collecting for years.  We spent about an hour and a half.  As we left we spoke to the curator and told how much we enjoyed it and how incredible the displays were.   He sadly told us he thought we would be the last people of the season to see it as he wouldn't be opening after lunch.  How sad.  He said there were no tourists with the ferries and cruise ships stopped.  

 Eventually it was time to leave for the ferry.   The ferry was docked at the far side of the bay.... David walked with his long legs and I jogged behind him with my suitcase on my back.   It was quite a ways and I was worried about missing the ferry until we finally got there.

Piccolo interior
  When we got there we saw our friend, Ben again.  We sat on the upper deck and chatted as the ferry was ready to leave.   The water below us was an amazing color of turquoise.   I couldn't believe it.   I took a couple of pictures.....   Most of our visit the weather was cloudy or overcast so we hadn't really seen how beautiful the water is. 

We took a few pictures on the ship and in front of the Greek flag.   It was sad to leave Mykonos but we were looking forward to the next part of our journey.

Sweetski says:
[quote]It was sad to leave Mykonos but we were looking forward to the next part of our journey.[unquote]

So am I, because I do believe next on the list is Santorini... and you know how much I have been looking forward to that :)
Posted on: Nov 30, 2008
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chairs and table outside of Piccolo
chairs and table outside of Piccolo
the yard towards the archway entra…
the yard towards the archway entr…
Our Travel faces
Our Travel faces
Piccolo interior
Piccolo interior
Piccolo interior
Piccolo interior
Aegean maritime museum... amazing …
Aegean maritime museum... amazing…
two wine bottles in museum
two wine bottles in museum
a really old anchor
a really old anchor
oil lamps
oil lamps
fish plate
fish plate
black figure vases: 1st century BC
black figure vases: 1st century BC
top of pillor
top of pillor
mosaic
mosaic
One of a number of presentations o…
One of a number of presentations …
Assorted telescopes, hourglass, ba…
Assorted telescopes, hourglass, b…
light house in back area
light house in back area
Wheelhouse to engine room sender
Wheelhouse to engine room sender
small grave marker
small grave marker
anchor
anchor
grave marker
grave marker
a variety of anchors
a variety of anchors
grave marker
grave marker
grave marker
grave marker
huge storage pot
huge storage pot
side area of yard
side area of yard
Hibiscus.. (I always find them)
Hibiscus.. (I always find them)
Hibiscus
Hibiscus
wall with different stones display…
wall with different stones displa…
grave marker
grave marker
large vase
large vase
childs stone casket
child's stone casket
detail of casket
detail of casket
small bench
small bench
another stone casket
another stone casket
the side yard
the side yard
design on house
design on house
cannon
cannon
grave marker
grave marker
Large ships wheel
Large ships wheel
window grate
window grate
One of numerous models showing the…
One of numerous models showing th…
More recent developments from arou…
More recent developments from aro…
the museum area
the museum area
a cannon in front of the museum
a cannon in front of the museum
mykonos town..
mykonos town..
mykonos town
mykonos town
Mykonos town (taken from ferry)
Mykonos town (taken from ferry)
The blue blue froth from the prope…
The blue blue froth from the prop…
Mykonos town....
Mykonos town....
The edge of the bay....
The edge of the bay....
The side of the wharf
The side of the wharf
mykonos town across the bay
mykonos town across the bay
mykonos town as we were pulling out
mykonos town as we were pulling out
mykonos
mykonos
mykonos
mykonos
Our friend Ben
Our friend Ben
Other ships docked by Mykonos
Other ships docked by Mykonos
The
The
leaving Mykonos... (little venice …
leaving Mykonos... (little venice…
Greek flag
Greek flag
The traffic by the wharf... these …
The traffic by the wharf... these…
standing by the flag
standing by the flag
Mykonos
photo by: snobordrchic