Pristine Beach

Trip Start Sep 07, 2008
Trip End Dec 09, 2008

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The second time the boat stopped, we were facing a tiny island now uninhabited, but with a beach unusually clean and empty. This time I got in the water. I swam out with the students from the boat to the beach. I've never been submerged in salt water before. Not fun in the mouth or the hair, but the water was warm and calm. My student Beach Babe lent me her snorkel goggles and I got to see the tiny fish of the Bay of Crete under my toes,

The students climbed around the beach and the rocks on the islet beyond the beach. They found some ruins, which Indy (who had also come with us on the boat) later said had been a leper colony in antiquity.

We floated back to the boat, where the crew served raki and bites of melon.

As the boat headed back to the harbor, I couldn't quite wrap my brain around the idea that I had been swimming in the gold-glinting water of a Greek island.
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