Bognor/Chichester CTC Club Ride Notes
Thursday, 5 October 2006
Thursday 5 October. Mykonos, boat trip to Delos.

Today was our day of Classical Culture with a trip by boat to the nearby small Island of Delos with many ruins from ancient Greek times.

Weather was bright blue skies with light winds and temperatures up to 26C.

We had an early breakfast and caught the 9.00 am ferry from the Harbour which arrived already laden with American Tourists from a cruise Ship moored nearby.

The crossing was 30 minutes. We followed advice from a guide book and took a hilly circuit first which meant of course a climb to the highest point on the Island which few of the tourist attempt to about 300ft up to the ruins of the temple of Zeus. We stopped there for elevenses with great views.

Then on to explore more of the ruins with good reconstructions of Temple Columns and a visit to the Museum. We found some shade for a picnic lunch and explored more ruins before catching the last ferry back at 3.00 p.m..

We relaxed with a tea and Ice Cream stop back at the Harbour.

Tomorrow we fly Back so a few statistics. 202 miles for the 14 day trip but all very high quality with 17096ft of climbing (over half the height of Everest) I took about 1300 digital photos during the trip.

Edwin


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