The Greek Island of
Day 2 - Friday, 17 April
By the time we got to Samos yesterday I (Geri) was not only
exhausted but also still fighting the respiratory illness I had contracted at
the Green motel. It was now a sinus infection, I slept a lot on Friday. Jim
graciously did our laundry, and some local sightseeing on his own.
Jim and Becky learned that boats in Greece do not necessarily
leave on time - they might leave half an hour early. We all took note of their
plight (they caught a later boat) and made sure to be early when we were
catching a ferry to another island or to Athens.
We later learned that there is another option on the ferry boat to
Athens called distinguished class. However, we learned it after we were on
board, and it was too late to get that comfortable service with sit-down dinner
and white tablecloths. We had to make do with a sandwich from the economy
section. Sleeping on the ferryboat was more difficult than sleeping on the
train had been - at least the train did not have diesel fumes!