Day 26: Santorini, Greece

Posted on Sat 26 May 2012 in Transatlantic Cruise and Europe • 10 min read

Sumner:

\~Sumner

Hannah:
We had to up early this morning. It was around 6:45am. Why??? Because you could go onto the bow and watch us sail into the island of Santorini. It was awesome because the water we were sailing on was the middle of the volcano. I think I told you that I mad friends with Officer Mark. (He is REALLY nice to me.) And I got the privallege to have the honor of getting to ring the wake up bell to wake up the town of Santorini. It was SO fun!!! After I had wrung the bell, I got to have some hot chocolate. After seeing us come into port, All of us went to breakfast. When we FINALLY got off the boat, Sumner and I sat in the back. We were infront of two workers, and they were a little noisy. It took us a while to get off the tender boat. We did not get to ride the donkeys. Boohoo. But I heard it would have been REALLY scary. But the cable car was not TOO scary. After we got into our car, we headed to Ia. (Ee-uh) Have you ever seen any pictures of the blue and white dome houses hanging off the side of a cliff? Well if you have, I went there! It was absolutely gorgeous. I mean, the view was spectacular. Here is a little history I learned.

Long ago and long after Santorini had blown up, people ame and settled on the islands of Santorini. Apparently, the poor lived in caves on the side of the mountian in ia. And the rich made a wall apart from the poor for their avenue.” Now, those houses that the poor people had built are now some of the finest and most expensive hotels, apartments and houses. (I mean ranking from \$$500 to \$$1,500 PER NIGHT!!!) I mean seriously!!! we traveled around the area of ia for quite a while until we finally decided to go to another town called Fira. It was yet another town with “cliff dwellings”. We also went to this ruined village from the 1700’s BC. (Emphesis on BC) And their were still pots and jars in tack! there even was plaster from the walls that were still on the walls! And the ORIGINAL toilet was still there!! They were so civilized that they even had a COMPLEX and RUNNING sewage system. Our tours guides name was Georgia. When we got back to the entrance to the cable car, Georgia dropped us off. We got on and off the cable car fine and without any difficulties. When we got on the tender boat, we thought it would be a long wait for more people to come. It did not take long. Only about 5 minutes or so. The cliffs that make the edge of the volcano “hole” look like the Western Slopes (the cliffs near Grand Junction. If you don’t know what I mean, look online or ask your parents)in Colorado. I have pictures and if you don’t take pictures of the water, it looks like you are looking at Colorado land. When we got back to the boat, Sumner and I went directly to blogging. Instead we were naughty and played ping pong with mom instead. (That is why I am staying up late to do the blog (: ) Mom then came and asked if we wanted a snack. (AKA ice cream and cookies. ‘note: I was good and only had a cookie instead of ice cream) After our “snack” I went swimming with my friend Lucy. (The girl from Australia) Soon Sumner and his frien Angus (Angus is Lucy’s older brother) we played Marco-pollo until these creepy men in speedos came and “kicked” us out of the pool. anyway, it did not matter because we had to get ready for dinner as well. At dinner, we had two people do tricks. One was one of the bar drink guys. He did a trick with about five cards with numbers from 1-63. Though some of the card had 1-32 or 3-47. But the were in numerical order. It wsa cool how he did it. (sorry I did not give all of the details. It is REALLY hard to explain in words.) And Jeff did two or three tricks. The first was REALLY cool. (Yet again I might have to show you instead of write) (I will do my best at explaining to you guys) You had two cups. (Both roundish) one was right side up and the other was upside down with a blue berry inside. You had to transfer the blueberry from the upside down cup to the right side up cup with out touching the blueberry. The only thing you could touch was the upside down cup. Also, the upside down cup HAS to stay upside down. It can not be flipped over. Try it out and see if you did it! After dinner I went to Club HAL. It was spy night so we made WANTED posters.

Name: Mariel of the rings. (Named after my two favorite books)

Achievements: Stole the Lincoln Memorial, Sabatoged the NASA space station, blew up the Westminster Abby, and Sunk the President of the USA’s private barge.

Disguises: violing player at Carnegie Hall, Owner of the Steinway & Bros. Pianos, Busker on the New York streets, and TV fasion model.

Yeah. I am really EVIL!!! After Club HAL, all of us went for an after dinner dessert. I got ice cream but did not finish all of it. After we got ice cream, we played ping pong with Ethan and his family for about 30 minutes. Sumner and I then went to the Philipino Crew Show. It was cool. (You see, on the other part of the cruise, we sa it. I just wanted to go again.) It was as good as it could get for people who get up REALLY early and go to bed REALLY late. I am now sitting in bed trying to finish the blog while everyone else is sleeping. FYI, it is 12:30am. That means I have stayed up REALLY late again and I must now depart from you for a while.

-Hannah-