Yesterday was our most active day! The ship docked at Katakolon, and we left the ship to do our own thing.
We both wanted to see the first Olympic Stadium – at least the ruins – and where they light the Olympic Torch. The first thing we needed to do was to sort out the train.
When we boarded the train, we sat as close to the driver as possible, so we could see where we were going – if we stood up, that is! This train service is largely a tourist service – although not totally – and this has allowed a lot of grass to grow between the tracks. I have tried to capture this in my photograph! We had about half an hour to kill so we wandered around some of the tourist shops.
When we arrived in Olympia we walked to the archaeological site and saw the two areas we were particularly interested in. When we were happy we’d seen what we wanted to see, we walked back to the village and had a cold drink and a bite of lunch.
We had five minutes to spare when we arrived back atthe train station to catch the LAST train back to Katakolon – we could not afford to miss this train because it arrived back 5 minutes before the ship sailed. A couple more photographs at the Olympic site.
Pillow gifts and goodies we received today were the Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper, Enamel Glitter Dots, the Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set and the Pine Tree Punch.
Finally, meeting all the catering staff on Friday evening, celebrating Royal Caribbean’s 50th Birthday.
Finally, today’s towel animal we both agree is a bear! YAY! Hopefully I’ll be back tomorrow! Happy crafting.
Helen Hicks says
Lovely photos Jan and so interesting to be there..all that history.
Wonderful free gifts too, beats the little chocolate any day.
I have to say that towel looks like a shar Pei puppy 🙂
Enjoy your day.
Many thanks, Helen. I don’t know what a Shar Pei dog looks like – I’ll Google it to find out. I’ll let you know! xx
Audrey Shaw says
Thank you for sharing your trip with us. I used to love getting back to our cabin to see what animal was created that night. Lots of fun guessing when it wasn’t so obvious lol xx
There’s quite a skill in the art of towel-folding (I don’t know if it has a proper name!). And you’re right, guessing what they are s fun! xxx
Reba Robertson says
When we travel we like to get as close to the guide so we can hear what they say. Beautiful area. Your pictures took me to Greece too.
Hi, Reba. I’m so pleased you were able to enjoy my trip, too! xx