It was at least 100 degrees when we arrived at the seashore this morning; there were no umbrellas available for shade and the sand was like walking on a hot stovetop. My first thought was to get back into the cab and return to the comfort of our ship, the Odyssey. Quickly snapping out of it, I thought there was no way I wouldn’t swim in Mediterranean Sea and surround myself with beautiful Greeks splashing around enjoying this fabulous Sunday. We found shade under a table umbrella, ordered ice, water, cucumbers and tomatoes, slipped into a dressing room with Madeline and came out hitting the scorching sand running for the water. Completely doused in sunscreen we played, swam, collected rocks and soaked up time on the seashore.
Retuning to the ship, we snacked and played in the pool with Angelina, who is quickly becoming Madeline’s new best friend, along with Carter and Katelyn. Angelina is seven and attends a private school in Manhattan. Her father, image in your mind Woody Allen’s twin, is an artist that I am looking forward to chatting with soon. Her mother is a chocolatier and owns two sweet shops in the city. Carter and Katelyn are from Birmingham, AL who has been on the ship already for a week. Their parents are pure southerners who fit the bill completely.
Returning to the cabin for a long nap, we woke just in time for Madeline to join her friends in the club. Drew and I enjoyed an 11-course meal at Restaurant 2. The fare included lots of firsts for both of us – white anchovies, oxtail, foams, gelatins, - it was truly a culinary experience, never to be forgotten.