268.April 8

Nafplion, Greece

We woke late, took cold showers, bought breakfast (which Lars and I went roaming around the blocks nearby for a long time to find, it was a beautiful morning and the air, the shore, the gravity were all very memorable.) We ate. Becca and I did laundry, after breaking up with Celeste and Arielle (who wanted to go to an island to rest). While we did laundry (1,000dr), Lars checked the bus schedule. A dog on the street bit Becca's bag and then my sleeve and arm, never letting go, and then something of Lars. Wild. Tied outside a store with the owner inside, not caring, I guess. Later, I saw it chewing on some plastic just as vigorously.

We took the 14:15 train to Nafplion with an hour layover in New Corinth, where we sat by the dirty, littered sea and ate. The train ride was beautiful through the valleys of Greek mountains, but slow, bumpy and jerky. At the station, a man asked us to rent one of his pensione rooms for the night for 5000dr, so we did. It was very nice, and turned out to be a separate little building. We went quickly to a restaurant, after looking at every restaurant in Nafplion. We had Greek salad, retsina (white wine stored in pine resin seal barrels), lamb and pasta. Then back to the room for red wine and cheese on the deck looking at the stars and smelling the fragrance of flowers blooming everywhere. We had a wonderful evening on our own balcony on the hillside. We watched the stars, ate cheese, and drank wine. Lars got the fold-out cot. We got the cozy bed.


I finished adding the windshield to the Yamaha xj650, and took it for a ride. Rachel stayed at school for rehearsal, and I picked her up at 22:00.