I went snorkelling several times that day – greeting some of the fish like old friends. Coming out of the cool water I’d lay on the hot pebbles to dry off and snooze before going back in the sea again to cool down. I also did several dreadful daily draws, and finished Siddhartha – which I’ve been eking out. NOW what am I going to read?
I didn’t leave this lovely beach until gone 6pm. I rode along the coast to Komi, where I had an expensive supper of white bait and greek salad. These dishes are really designed for several people to share I think, but I took half away in a ‘doggy bag’ to have for breakfast. It was completely dark as I rode along after supper, looking for somewhere to camp, and far too built up. Large, very expensive looking houses line the coast now, so must be a more affluent area.
I saw a sign to Viri Beach Bar (called ‘Carpe Diem’ – so I took them at their word!) that looked closed up, despite this being a Friday night. I went down to explore further – and found camp beds under parasols made of beach grasses and the camp bar completely empty and no one around. I wheeled Rowenna down a steep slope that will be fun to climb again in the morning. Then I spotted a hammock – I’ve never slept in one before. I liked the gentle rocking to sleep under the stars.