After breakfast Jac & I headed in to Fira to organise ferries & our car. We have a car for our whole time in the islands & Athens but as we have learnt there is no way to get it from Paros to Mykonos. So after much rearranging we are dropping it in Santorini when we leave. They will give us another in Mykonos so we just have to organise something in Paros. With that done we picked up Tony & Paula & returned to Fira where we had a lunch of Gyros. Then we wandered through town & took the cable car down to the old port to have a look. The waters are so clear & you can see the abundance of fish life swimming beside the piers. With the sun shining the waters look so inviting but are still apparently pretty cool so we will have to hold off on an ocean dip for another island. To get back to the top of the island is a steep climb up the cliff face of 590 steps. We obviously weren't going to walk, so decided on the traditional transport of donkeys. There used to be a stigma attached to donkey rides here in the past, however times have changed. They are now very well cared for & are monitored by an animal welfare government body. It is good to see they have cleaned up their act. I was first on my ass today and as soon as I was on he was off. There are no reins, just a handle to hold on to, but the donkeys know the way. I thought I wouldn't see the others until the top but my ride stopped after a few turns to wait for the family. He then pushed through the masses of donkeys standing around and then we were off again. It was a lot of fun as each donkey chose different lines on the steps & were constantly passing each other. It was best not to look over the edge & just trust the sure footedness of our beasts even though the view was spectacular. After ten minutes we arrived at the top & our donkey experience had come to an end. We said goodbye to our transport & wandered back into Fira & had a beer on a terrace overlooking the caldera. Then it was back in the car & off to have a look around Kamari, the last section of the island we haven't explored. It was another small town with beautiful beaches so we wandered for a while & then settled on a place for dinner. Afterwards we drove up the highest mountain on Santorini for views out over every inch of the island. A sign stated not to take photos as we were near a military installation but we defied orders. Noone came running with guns so we avoided a conflict. It was then back to our apartment for an earlyish night. The donkeys definately the highlight of today, & maybe even Santorini so far.