Oct 11, 2015 Loutro

Today is our last full day in Loutro. We walked up to the Venetian fort and practiced yoga at our usual place, just moved our mats so that we could watch the sea.

Leisurely breakfast as the sea is again on the stormy side. We watched the waves crash up against our little seawall for a while. We are all taking off hiking in different directions, except for those intent on relaxing.  Joan and I recruited a few others and took a leisurely hike along the coast trail (still the E-4) in the opposite direction from Sweetwater. The sky is dark, the water still an amazing blue, check out the pic of the church. It’s mostly about the views today.

     Last year I got rather attached to an olive tree, today I’m sitting under it and taking pictures. A few yards from the tree is a small walled space overlooking the sea. Just inside the gate is a pair of shoes and a blue chair. No people, at least not now.
     Late afternoon, we all hiked up to a Turkish ruin. There was a perfect place to practice yoga, take pics, drink wine, walk a small labyrinth – something for everyone.
     Dinner was our last together, lots of toasts, too much raki and great food. A Cretan family owns and runs the restaurant. Up the hill a bit, we sat outside on the patio at a long table. It’s all about grilled meats here. When the big, bearded father opens the grill, it’s like a blast furnace.