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Day 06 - September 16 - Crete
St. Barth, South of France, and Florida
combined describe Plakias Bay. From the hotel room balcony, the
scale of the beauty became apparent - mountains surrounding an extended bay
with a 3 kilometer long
crescent shaped beach.
Started out with the hotel's breakfast with tables under the sycamore type
trees - the branch growth is
tied to another tree to create a canopy. An Olive tree grove lined the
side of the outdoor eating area.
Small olives could be seen hanging from the branches.
After sharing breakfast with yet another German majority of guests, we ventured
a few meters down to the
beach. Sand dunes lined the West end of the beach with white lilies
scattered over the top. Beach and
bay come to a dramatic stop at the base of a sheer wall of mountain.
Hiking trails can be seen working
up the side and onto the point.
Water conditions are the most impressive ever seen - sandy base and just clear,
clear water. Temperature
was cool at first; however, after an hour of sun, it was the perfect
refreshing temperature. Rental of loungers
with umbrella was only 5 Euros per day and collected by yet another lively
and colorful Greek vendor.
From morning to sunset, the day was a "power lounging" day with
splashes into the Bay. Lunch was a
quick walk to the bakery and later, the infamous donut vendor was completing
his afternoon run on the
beach. Our choice for the mega size was strawberry filling. The
dusting with powder sugar did create
some "down wind" experiences for other lounger patrons.
Somewhat burned and ready for dinner, an outdoor cafe was just the
choice. Selected was roasted chicken
chops with regional white wine. Walking the town afterwards included
sounds from a "music cafe". Interesting
to hear "Sweet Home Alabama" while in a Cretan fishing
village. Time to allow the sunburn skin to rest.
Last Updated: September, 2008