28th Jun 2011 - Crete
Greek salads and Greek strikes
Will we have to stay in Crete...!?
Another windy start to the day, with blue sky and sun. After a late breakfast we sat around the pool for the rest of the morning. We began to hear whispers of flight cancellations from other residents, so we checked the internet from the hotel reception, and it appears that there is a 48 hour general strike in Greece, however the air traffic controllers are only doing two 6 hour sessions each day. Sure enough within half an hour of the first part of their strike at noon, planes started flying overhead again (the airport is just a little way down the coast). We will see if this affects our return home in a couple of days time.
After dinner, we walked down the road to the little local church to watch the sunset, then it was back to our balcony to sit and reflect on the day. We can usually see planes going into the airport from our view point but the strike was obvioiusly being well observed because we saw none until after 10pm when the strike was due to end for the first day. The resident band 2nd Avenue weree playing the hotel bar again. Tomorrow we plan to go into the Cretan capital Heraklion for a look around, assuming the buses are running.
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