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31 March, Friday

`Day in Athens. Arrived very early account forcaste of hight winds. The Star is very sensitive to winds because of the shallow draft.
Our included tour took us to the Acropolis and the Parthenon, with sights along the way. It was cool and windy up there, nearly blowing us over as we tried to take pictures.

The one thing I have learned about our tour is: If it is newer than 1800 it is not considered old. They have 3 olive trees, one in Crete and two in Greece that are documented to be planted in 700 BC. How do they know that?????

Traffic was bad, as it usually it. This is also spring break so there are lots of students from both Europe and the United States. Our guide said it was like high season at the Acropolis, only cooler. In the summer it can be shoulder to shoulder and 40C or about 110F. Not a pleasant site to see.

Today is the final day, we need to pack, get our suitcases out by 10:00pm and then we have a wake up call at 02:00 for a 03:00 pickup for the airport. Our flight leaves at 6 in the morning. Hopefully I can write about that once we get home. If not it will be done at a later date when I am on local time again.

Posted by REDTAILRV 10:40

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