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Ah the joys of ports - to be greeted by a rugged skyline, a bright sun on clear blue water, a new country alive with new possibilities... and a knife wielding urchin protecting his over-laden sister coming down the hill towards us.
After crossing the modern (and dual-carriageway, naturally) bridge into Thessali from the Peloponnese, we skirted along the Northern edge of the Gulf of Corinth as far as our sea-shaken legs would carry us for the day, between the shimmering water on one side and groves ripe with oranges and lemons on the other. That's fruit fresh on the trees in November while the sun is still in shorts and T-shirt.
To ease our sleep-deprived bodies and prepare for the mountains ahead, we stayed in a 4-star hotel in the style of Malmaison, overlooking the gulf...for roughly the same price as the dodgy B&B in Uig that had smelled of chip fat and fags and had a lock on the outside of the bedroom door "for your own security". Looks like we could get used to Greece quite quickly!
Homework for today - learn the alphabet!
Day 23.8km (Total 2369.1km)