Sunday, April 20, 2008

A Day on Aigina; a Nearby Greek Island

Saturday,April 19,on a beautiful day (72 degrees and sunny), we went to a nearby island for the day. The Island is Aigina (pronounced as Egg-ee-na). We took the fast hydrofoil boat which took about 40 minutes so it's very convenient in terms of time. We just spent the day doing some shopping, eating (a light lunch and dinner) and some sun bathing. We left the island at 8 pm as the sun was setting. It was a really nice and relaxing day away from the craziness and business of Athens.
Sitting on an old abandoned and certainly not seaworthy boat on the beach.
What would a trip to the Island be without some shopping at one of the local shops. Actually, this shop was run by a lady from Southern California.
In case you are hungry for something really adventuresome, a really popular delicacy in Greece is Octopus. Yum Yum? I can't really say if it's good or bad since we haven't tried it. I guess we weren't that hungry at the time. But, my guess is it tastes like "chewy chicken" at best.
Caitlin captures a moment of indecision..."now which way do we go?"
Lunch on the water (literally...that's water right behind us in the picture). We had for lunch some tasty wraps (chicken, Ceasar and Santa Fe)...sounds like we're in the US rather the Greece.

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