We spent most of this day by the pool. Well, we started out by sleeping in far too late and scanning the television for any English program we could find. We couldn't find BBC World News, but we did discover a program called Road to Avonlea, a delightful and wholesome Canadian television series which is an offshoot of Anne Of Green Gables. This series apparently aired in the US in the 1990's, but back then most American teens were too wrapped up in Dawson's Creek and other such nonsense to recognize true quality. Anyhow, I digress...
The majority of the day was spent by the pool. Not nearly as luxurious as our pool in Paros, and unfortunately facing the less scenic side of the island (hotels with pools on the Caldera side of the island cost a small fortune), the water was sufficiently wet and we had a nice time.
Having learned from our mistake the first night in Santorini, we got an early start to town for the nightly push-and-shove to secure a prime sunset view. If this is shoulder season, we shudder to think what the crowds look like during the height of the summer. We walked all the way through town to the end of the road and started to descend the hill when we found the perfect spot! We had to help each other over a not low wall and sit precariously on a small ledge on the roof of another building, but it was absolutely perfect. No one could sit in front of us to obstruct our view, and no one could sit directly behind us. Thank goodness for the relaxed rules in Europe, because it was the opposite of safe.
We finally spotted Santorini's famous donkeys!
And we enjoyed watching the boats race toward the horizon, just as we had done two nights before...
...then they all raced back to the harbor. That sky though!
We descended the loooong staircase from the top of the hill down to the harbor for dinner at a highly recommended seafood restaurant, Katina. We had a great table right at the edge of the water, and Hirsh had to go inside to select which particular fish they would cook up for us. We chose bream, which we weren't familiar with but it was the least expensive of a pricey lot and freshly caught. It was pretty good!