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Greek Trek 2017: Santorini Part 2– Oia

Our last stop on this trip is the town of Oia on the island of Santorini.  First, the name is pronounced Ē’ă.  That is a long e with a short a, with the emphasis on the e.  Oia is the … Continue reading

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Greek Trek 2017: Santorini Part 1 – Fira

My chariot departs Crete at noon for an afternoon cruise to Santorini.  To my amazement, the sea was a little rough.  Until now, the sea had been quiet and placid.  We arrive at the town of Fira on the island … Continue reading

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Greek Trek 2017: Crete

Our trip from Rhodes to Crete is not uneventful, but in a good way.  The crew cooked up a BBQ with entertainment on what could be termed the Lido deck, aka, outside in the fresh sea air.  I opted for … Continue reading

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Greek Trek 2017: Rhodes

Quietly, like a thief in the night, my chariot arrives at the port of Rhodes.  Rhodes is as famous as Patmos is obscure.  Everyone learns in elementary school about the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World.  The Colossus of Rhodes … Continue reading

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Greek Trek 2017: Patmos

It is time to leave Mykonos but once again I feel like I am back in uniform.  I vacate my room by noon and then hang around the lobby of the hotel until 6:00p.m., when the bus takes everyone down … Continue reading

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Greek Trek 2017: Mykonos

The time has come to leave Athens.  At 8:30 in the morning it was onto a bus and off to the port of Piraeus to board the Cylestia Olympia, my chariot to Mykonos.  It was as if I was back … Continue reading

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Greek Trek 2017: Athens – Lost Luster

As a young Sergeant in the Air Force, I was sent on temporary assignment from my base in England to Athens.  The reason is not important, but I was in Athens for five months.  Flying into Athens I was presented … Continue reading

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The Luau

This winter has been particularly long, dreary, wet and cold in California.  After five years of drought, we needed the rain and snow but hated the gloomy, clammy weather.  To add to the gloom I had to have eye surgery.  … Continue reading

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More than a Ferry Terminal

Since 1875, San Francisco has had a ferry building.  It was a prominent part of the San Francisco waterfront for decades.  Today it is a fine building with eateries, shops and offices.  However, that was not always the case.  After … Continue reading

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By the Side of the Road

The time has come to shake off the winter lethargy and get back to work. Welcome to the modern era of Western Civilization.  We are a fast-paced people who are forever rushing hither and yon in our cars, trucks and … Continue reading

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