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Friday, November 26, 2021

Sailing Day & Onboard Dining

Aloha Everyone,

On the days when we are on the move, J.J. and I eat very light meals. Before our ferry left port, we decided to check out the self service dining room. I had a mixed green vegetables salad and two tablespoonful of J.J.’s Spaghetti Bolognese.

All the rocking and shaking movements helped us get a good night’s rest. The following morning we found out that the onboard restaurants are closed. We had a cappuccino with croissant breakfast at a cafĂ©/bar before landing at Piraeus. 

We always give allowances for taxi drivers showing up late. Our driver in Rhodes failed to show up. Luckily the hotel clerk got us another taxi.

The driver of the transportation service J.J. had engaged for Athens never showed up. The ferry was about 30 minutes ahead of schedule, J.J. and I waited for an additional 15 minutes before hiring a taxi to bring us to our hotel.  Inconvenient, but no big loss.

Hernies Hotel, we will be staying for the next 5 nights, is located just 1/2 block from the hotel we stayed on our last trip to Athens. It is an older establishment and seems to cater to tour groups.

Our room “grand suite” has a king size bed, large sofa and a beautifully upgraded bathroom. I get 14 steps instead of the usual 9-10 steps when I walk the length of the room. It is colder in Athens so I plan to do at least 3 miles in our room.

Aloha -- Cathi