Fourni Chill Out

6-27-2016–Fourni Korseon, Fourni Islands, Greece

Taking a chill-out day. Last night at dinner I really didn’t feel well, not like a I had a cold or something, but more like I’d spent far too much time in the sun. So today I’ve mostly just been lying around the room reading and napping. One of the problems I’ve had on long road trips in the past is that I never slow down and I end up getting sick. Plus, my knees are sore from traipsing up and down mountains and my bad left ankle, even though I’ve made sure to wrap it tightly on hikes of any duration, is not working well at all. It seems like I’m finally getting a little smart here in my extreme latter youth and learning when to wave the white flag …

I did do one thing today. I bought a boat ticket to my next destination: Ikaria, the next island to the east. Unfortunately the next boat heading that way won’t come thru here until the day after tomorrow, which means I’ll be spending a day more here that I planned. Oh no! An extra day of relaxation, of a cheap comfortable room and the warm Aegean lapping below it. I think I’ll survive …

While I’m on the subject of Ikaria … I’m looking forward to going there for a number of reasons. First off, Homer claimed that they were the first to make wine, and to this day Ikarian wine is renowned (the wine on Samos is killer as well–I bought a bottle of red there for 11 euros that would have been a bargain in the States at 40 bucks). Also, this island boasts “radioactivehot springs (whatever that means) that are supposed to cure just about every ache there is–and at the moment I seems to be experiencing most of them. It’s only 5 euros a session. I plan on spending 20 or 30 bucks and coming home a new person …

Notes:

The people in Pythagorio, back on Samos, were amazingly nice–I’ve never met a nicer group in my life, at least on the municipality level …

Don’t know what I’m going to do tomorrow. There’s a pretty challenging hike I want to do, but another day of rest might be better. Between that and the springs on Ikaria I will hopefully be ready to again take on the world (or at least big chunks of Island Greece) …

Photos:

One of the odd things about traveling alone is that you come home without any photos of yourself. Here is my lame (blurry) attempt to fix that. Also here’s one of the caiques I like and a couple of a little chapel that caught my eye …

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North of the Main Settlement

 

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Chapel 2

 

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Odysseus

 

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Caiques