Day 15 was a nightmare of a travel day. Nightmarish because we were due to travel from Rio to Athens but there happened to be a train strike. But this is not a post in which to complain about my day. Instead, I want to describe how much of a difference small and beautiful things can make to an otherwise bad day.
‘The information you wanted’ cartoon at a bus stop So we wandered off and discovered a beach and lighthouse. I took a swim and floated near a fisherman. He was throwing bait into the sea and encouraging schools of tiny fish to leap out. As they did this, terns swooped down and carried some off. I bobbed underneath catching this unusual angle of the repeating schedule. We decided to look on the bright side: that we were able to spend more time in Patras.
All the kind and adventurous people we met and the wildlife encountered helped turn my day from nightmarish to wonderful. And I’m not exaggerating; I really enjoyed this wild day.
Footnote: Apologies for the blurry photos but it makes it look more romantic, right?