Arrived in Crete for a few days R&R and after gaming a Greek Island game for the past few weeks I was really looking forward to this trip.
An uneventful flight had us landing at Heraklion airport at about 8.30 at night and landed right in the middle of a good old guddle(which is a Scottish word for a mess)but I'm told it is just a typical evening with about six flights arriving one after another so getting your luggage and finding your transport to your hotel was a bit of a nightmare.
|A wee bit quieter than when we arrived|
|I'm afraid I pinched this one from the internet as mine was taken from inside a bus|
The sun greeted us the following morning getting our holiday off to a shining start.Our intention for the first day was to get the lay of the land before settling down for some vitamin d on the beach.
|Looks out of place|
|Lifeboats on a pirate ship?|
|Lady Watson looking to be pressganged.|
|WW2 Greek memorial in Rethymnon|
Rethymnon was mainly garrisoned by Austrailians and they did extreme damage to the German forces but bad communication meant that the order to retreat towards the south of the island didn't come through meaning that an awful lot of them went into captivity.
|Australian war memorial|
|With a wreath dedicated to the All Blacks who fought on the island|
|About to enter the fortress|
|Various pics from fortress|
|One of the gunpowder stores scattered around the fortress|
|Lady Watson heading for the mosque suitably attired|
|She hates a flower|
|Neither the Greek national dress attired guy or the violinist were doing much business|
|A beautiful local heron albeit a show off|
|A memorial to Greek army officers|
|The Lemon tree.|
|What a waste|