Cabo San Lucas a Hot Getaway!

Want a hot getaway from the cold? Cabo San Lucas is the place to go for constant sunshine, hot temperatures and dazzling seas. Fiesta Americana Grand resort is a gorgeous place to stay.     Take a glass bottomed boat ride to the famous arch where the Sea of...

Knossos Palace

Knossos was undeniably the capital of Minoan Crete. It is grander, more complex, and more flamboyant than any of the other palaces known to us, and it is located about twenty minutes south of the modern port town of Iraklio. Knossos was inhabited for several thousand...

Bits & Pieces of Loutro

Moods of the water at Loutro……and….. blossoms around the village….. One day one of the ferry’s lost the hydraulics or something so that the big rear ramp crashed down into the sea. The ferry had to back the rest of the way to Loutro and...

Food at Loutro

The food served in Loutro is mostly all prepared ahead of time. You choose what you want from a glass encased display and then they heat it up for you. The only thing that is freshly made is the fish and some seafood dishes. Eating is done totally outside on the...

Sunrise at Loutro

Photos taken just after 5:30 am, Thursday, June 12, 2008 Had I not been awakened by the pigeons, I would have missed the sunrise: a pastel pink muted on the soft blue sky, the water still as glass, the pale mountains sitting on the almost obscured gentle horizon, and...

Fort & Church

I walked up the mountain towards the ruins of an old fort, which eventually led me to a newer church and the remains of the old village from centuries earlier. Along the way, I studied rocks, trees and other vegetation as well as the wildlife – goats. The...

Sfakia to Loutro by Ferry

The ferry ride from Sfakia to Loutro was a wonderful twenty minute ride with a light breeze from the movement of the boat rather than from the weather conditions. One still had to sit in the shade out of the glaring sun, unless you were trying to get a tan like some...