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Friday - Catching the Sunrise

People watching and character assassination

sunny 40 °C

At 5am the alarm went off and I was up and out in 10 mins. I was not going to miss the sunrise a 2nd time. As I got the car the bar by the pool had its shutters down and the barman was just going home. As I drove out of the complex I saw a girl who obviously was visiting our complex, and at bar closing time, decided it was time to go back to her place.

I arrived at Lindos in about 15 mins whilst it was still dark and drove back and forth along the cliff road before deciding where the best place to view the sunrise would be. Once I found what I thought would be a suitable place (some waste land) I parked up waited listening to Moby on the CD player. The sky slowly started to lighten and I got some shots with the castle/acropolis lit up with the sky behind. Then at 6 the lights went off so I got some different shots with it in silhouette. The morning colours had now gone but now I wanted to catch the sun coming up. I drove to the car park on the cliff top as I had a feeling the sun would come up behind the castle. After a few mins it started. A small bit of bright red peeping over the horizon. With camera on tripod I got my shots and almost got the perfect shot of a “V” of birds flying in front but unfortunately I had a long exposure for the depth of field so they were blurred. I reset my camera for a faster speed and waited a little while but the opportunity did not arise again. Time to go back to Sue and bed.

By 7 I was back and in bed reading & dozing for a while.

As we had had a long day driving, the day before and also walking up and down steps we thought we’d relax by the pool reading and sunbathing. Oh and people watching.

Good job people don’t know what we say about them hahaha. There was the Psycho Ville family, which looked like a mother with 2 adult sons and daughter. All very large and we decided that the eldest son was fathered by someone not there, but the others were… Hmmmm closely related. Then there were the Scandinavian swingers we don’t know where they were from but the woman always seemed to be topless. And then there was the mother and daughter The Voodoo Queen and her princess daughter. The mother was black but the daughter was white with blonde hair. Well it turned out that the Psycho Ville family were grand mother, mother and father and son from Manchester. The Voodoo: we think the mother was mixed race and her husband who we say later was white. The daughter I’m sure had dyed hair but Sue thinks it was a wig as her hair was so thick. As for the Swingers I think they found another couple and didn’t leave their room again, as we had not seen them since. After a few hours the heat got to us and we went back to our room for some lunch. Well lunch and drinks. After a few drinks and playing cards we were in no fit state to drive anywhere.

So I rummaged in the fridge and decided we had enough for a toasted sandwich. Then it was off to bed.

This was the day we forgot. (And writing about this time was confusing too)

Posted by SirRogue58 07:46 Archived in Greece Tagged rhodes lindos

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