So!

 

Morning began with the early and rather rough tender ride to shore. Our group was met by our Greek guide, Tassos, for our 4×4 excursion. First stop was after a drive to the lighthouse at the island summit, and then next at Elia Beach where I dipped my eager toes into a somewhat chilly Aegean. Light snacks were served at a small taverna located next to a Greek monastery.

 

Following the ending of the caravan, we stopped off back at portside. There sketches of boats and a harbor framed by grey clouds quickly filled my sketchbook. Mykonos was one of the most fascinating islands I have visited. The architecture was minimal yet there were parts that were awe-inspiring. Part of the Cyclades, the island is best known for its nightlife and beaches, yet since this was only a day trip, and off-season, we weren’t able to enjoy either. There are approximately six thousand inhabitants and the labyrinthine pathways were designed to confuse eighteenth-century pirates. At the port is the famed church, Paraportiani, numerous sea-side restaurants, souvenir shops, sidewalk cafes, bars, and trade-mark windmills. Horribly windy and chilly conditions greeted us back onboard. Afternoon revival naps and workouts followed a brief period of searching for a warmer place onboard ship. The pace of the trip was beginning to take its toll, and another early wake-up was imminent tomorrow.

 

I was totally fascinated by this house , and puzzled by its iconography.
What do all of these symbols mean?

Horribly windy and chilly conditions greeted us back onboard. Afternoon revival naps and workouts followed a brief period of searching for a warmer place onboard ship. The pace of the trip was beginning to take its toll, and another early wake-up was imminent tomorrow.

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