Greece, 1997

Unfortunately coinciding with our arrival in Athens, the Greek god Boreas brought the meltemi, the strong northerly wind that sweeps the mainland. This chilled the air and stirred the sea and so delayed our departure to the islands of Paros, Naxos and Santorini. But several days of clear skies, fine sea views, good food and no tourists made the trip worthwhile. I especially enjoyed the museums and ancient monuments of Athens, giving new life to my university Art History 101 knowledge.