Thursday, October 21, 2010

Santorini—A Panoramic Tour

Today we are anchored just off the coast of Santorini, one of the most beautiful of our ports.  After tendering ashore, a trip that was more than a little rough, we boarded buses for a tour of this volcanic island.

Our first stop was at the highest point on the island for a photo opportunity.

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Next stop was the village of Oia, where we enjoyed our morning cappuccino.  At the suggestion of Rick Steves, LBeau and I also ordered Greek yogurt with honey and walnuts.  Not only was the yogurt delicious, but the restaurant gave us beautiful views of the blue topped churches that Santorini is noted for.

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Finally the bus took us to the town of Fira.  The four of us decided to have lunch in a local restaurant before heading back to the port.  There are only three ways down from the old town—walk more than 600 steps, ride a donkey or take the cable car.  We opted for the latter.

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The answer to yesterday’s trivia question—What does the acronym ZIP stand for?—is Zone Improvement Plan.  A couple of you had the right answer.

Today’s question is “Which sitting president never threw out the first pitch on the opening day of baseball season?”

2 comments:

Marydon said...

Absolutely awesome photos. TYSM for sharing your journey ...
Have a great autumn eve ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Malvie said...

Gorgeous pictures!

Aha, got one!!

James Earl Carter, Jr.

(and every sitting President before William Howard Taft, who was the FIRST President to throw out a first pitch. Taft is the hero of us full-figured boys.)