Sunday, August 30, 2015

Christmas Trip 2014 (part 6): Olympia and NOT Malta

December 26th was spent at sea. It was a nice day of relaxing.

December 27th we visited Olympia, Greece. Olympia is where the first Olympics were held and where they were held for thousands of years. It was neat to see current excavation sites. After we walked through the ruins and excavation sites we went into town to do a little shopping. Instead of shopping hubby and I found a little restaurant and had some gyros that we had been craving!

December 28th we were supposed to go to Malta but once we got close to port it was determined that it was too dangerous to enter the port because of the winds that were up to 50 knots. This made for some very rough seas and the ship was "rocking" enough that I spent a lot of time in bed with a queasy stomach!

Here are some photos from Olympia:

current dig site

Here are a couple photos to show how bad the weather was:

The white-caps and waves were visible out our window on deck 10. Also, it was too dangerous to walk on the decks outside so they closed all the doors that led outside. We were actually very grateful for this as the door right across from our door would SLAM very loudly because the wind was so strong.

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