Greek Trip, Day 8, Saturday 25 September 2010, Santorini
The day following our visit to Ancient Thera began hot and bright.
Over breakfast, I kept on hearing this distant noise. Finally, I got up and wandered off to investigate.
I had forgotten that the AFL grand final was on, even though I had seen the signs the night before. Now I found myself in a taverna full of Australians and their somewhat bemused friends watching the last moments of a live broadcast.
There were in fact two tavernas in different parts of Fira broadcasting it live from 6.30 am. This was the first grand final, the one that ended in a draw, and it was indeed very exciting.
The group split up this day. Three decided to return to Kamari to go swimming, another wanted to go sightseeing. I didn't want to do either.
I really didn't want to go sightseeing either. Not only was I sightseen out, but I had also developed a bad cold and was feeling a bit miserable and sorry for myself.
I decided instead just to do a few domestic things, check my rapidly diminishing money, check emails and even do a little bit of blogging.
I found a quite good internet cafe nearby, did what I had to, had a small picnic style lunch and a beer, and then a nap. By the time everyone gathered in the evening for a drink on a terrace and then dinner, I was feeling much better.