|Floor Mosaic of Black and White Stones|
Beautiful Sunset in Chora on the Island of Ios
The morning was cool warming by 10:00 as we got underway to Ios. Ios is the home of Homer's mother and he is entombed here. We stopped for a long lunch and swim in small cove on the northwest side of Ios.
|Cass preparing lunch|
We chose the windmill path, explored that and hoped we could see the sunset from there, but we could not. Retracing our steps, we asked a person who was trying to entice us into his restaurant where the best place was for a sunset photo. He directed us up to the church. Ugh! It was 7:15. Sunset would be about 7:30. We really had to chug up the hundreds of stairs to the church.
We made it!
We made it!
|Waiting for the sunset. Natalia and Matias, lower right|
There were probably 30 other people at the upper level of the church and surrounding rocks including Natty and Matty from our crew. We had a beautiful panoramic view.
The sunset was nice but a bit disappointing as the sun set behind a layer of clouds. Nevertheless, it was a wonderful experience sitting high over the port enjoying the last rays of the day. Tomorrow is our last full day and night aboard the Malma.
Russ and I decided to walk down the steps to the port, but along the way we met up with Rory, Cass, and Chris in an Italian restaurant and joined them for dinner. Then we walked down the hill, took cool showers, and are just turning in.