Oraio

A journal of my travels

Its our last free day in Mykonos and I am currently sitting by the window in one of the cafes in Little Venice.  As I look out, my eyes bounce from ocean to island to windmills and I can’t help but wish I could put this view in my pocket and bring it out on a rainy day.  What is it about the ocean that takes me from anxiety to peace in seconds?  Perhaps its the constant ebb and flow of the waves that calm me down or the feeling of eternity as I look into the horizon line.  Whatever the case, I have found my friendship with the ocean (although one-sided) to be one full of beauty and grace.  No matter what stage of life I am in, the ocean provides consistency.  

One of the owners at Art Gallery Hotel

One of the owners at Art Gallery Hotel

I am just going to be honest here, I have failed at keeping up with my blogging the past few days!  However, it was because I have been having such a good time that my desire to sit at the computer and type it all out has not only lessened but become a bit overwhelming.  We have done so much that after I missed one day I felt like it was too late to catch up!  So, I have made the conscious decision to just sit down and type out what I can right now in hopes of capturing a glimpse of my past few days.

We woke up around 5:30 to catch the ferry at 7:15 for Santorini.  And when I say Ferry, I mean practically a small cruise ship.  I am so excited to see this place.  From the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and pictures I keep seeing, I can only imagine how beautiful of a place it will be.  We bumped up to first class, so now we have a lot of space to run around in and couches to lounge on.  I took a quick nap and then woke up with the desire to cuddle up in a corner and have some quiet time looking out at the rich blue sea and passing islands.  It’s incredible how many small islands we have passed that have either a small amount of beautiful houses on them or no inhabitants at all.  Something about them creates a picture of mystery for me.  We will arrive in Santorini around 3 I think, so it’s a pretty long ferry ride but I am completely satisfied with my set up here.  

Twins from Argos

Twins from Argos