Galaxidi – Itea – Corinth
Tuesday 3rd Sept – Thursday 5th September 2013
Galaxidi is another picturesque Greek port town that it would be easy to spend more time in.
While the crew of the four Australian boats relaxed outside a bar overlooking the quay and yachts, Anne and I walked around the harbour and headland to do a spot of swimming.
There were shopping excursions, eating excursions and then the big excursion, we went by bus up to Delphi and the ancient ruins up there.
Century upon century upon century of changes of ownership, renovation, technologies, earthquakes, religions, people and culture have made Delphi an interesting spot. Delphi has been inhabited since the 14th c. B.C. With the famous bit in Classical Greek world being during the 8th c. B.C. When Delphi went viral for the Oracular powers of Pythia, the priestess who sat on a tripod, inhaled ethylene gasses, and muttered incomprehensible words that foretold the future.
We had a good little wander around, mixed with other tourists, saw lots of old rocks and then had some nice coffee and home made courgette patties while we waited for the bus back down to the marina in Galaxidi.
Today we headed down to Corinth with a brief stop at Itea in order to line up for the Corinth Canal tomorrow.
BUT, the big news is that Anne and Annette have just realised that they went to the same primary school at the same time in Perth W.A. for a period of about three years. It's a small world.
|DUCK MOTEL, HARBOUR VIEWS|
|REMAINS OF TEMPLE TO APOLLO, DELPHI|
|BILL CAPTURES DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE|
|TICKETS TO RIDE, DELPHI|
|STRAIGHT FROM KEN AND BARBIES DREAMHOME, THE BARBIE WASHING MACHINE IN ACTION|
|ANOTHER ISOLATED CHURCH ON AN ISOLATED ISLAND|
|ANNACAM QUAYSIDE ITEA, LATI COMING IN BEHIND|
|SHIP MATES, SCHOOL MATES. 3 YEARS, SAME SCHOOL, SAME TIME|
|CAMPBELL THE MAN|
|DD GLOBAL SAILING IS BORN|