Sunday, 18 April 2010
" Late morning - 8.0! Wrote pcs and lazed around in sun during morning. Snooped round other Swagman bus and played Tamla Motown - they've much better selection than us. Few of us left, had omelette and beans for lunch.
Lift in with Magic Bus. Tried to get Nanette [girl we gave lift to from Methoni] away on the bus to London, but got there too late. Chased round square to contact Geoff and get her luggage back to camp. By late afternoon finally started sightseeing!
We wandered down small streets, little leather shops etc, till came to restaurant with tables in street, waiter just about dragged us off street and sat us in front of menu. Presumed this was where we were to meet Fred. Had Demestica while waited then ordered meal. Had disappointing shishkebab and greasy cheese salad - flung half on floor trying to get off skewer - dogs ate it! Loads of cats too. Nanette came across us - had been lost in area. Eventually Fred and other Swagman driver Steve found us.
Aussie Jan trying to climb out of hot spring at Thermopylae
Very dry, hazy countryside. Felt bored and a bit low. Got to Athens in the afternoon, camped and had fantastic cold shower. Felt human again. Met up with other Swagman bus - talked to nice Aussie bloke.
Had drink at bar (Chris, Nikki, Adrian, Chris, Rob, Sue, Pam, Diane) Felt really depressed. Went and talked to Di and Frances, doing washing, they felt bit homesick too. Pam pissed off too."