On Thursday I visited the Cretan Open-Air Museum after a walk up the mountain. I got an early start - this is the early morning cloud from our apartment.
A cruise ship from the mountain.
The path down with the green in the top right area a golf course.
Don't know if this gives a perspective of the size of the mountain
Then some pics as I walked around the beach to the open air museum.
Now I am in the museum. This is a path through the compact orchid.
They tried to use natural / recycled materials. This natural ceiling really did provide good insulation
Inside the carpenters workshop
And a Carob Mill
Lee-Anne and I spotted something close to these lying on the ground in places. Might have been carob fruits fallen to the ground.
Our holiday in the UK first meant that I knew that this shepherds hut has a corbelled roof. Nothing like a bit of travel to gain some knowledge.
The corbelled roof - made using flat stones carefully placed. I think it would take some trial and error if you had the requisite stones to start with!
And a cheese cellar. Great cheeses here in Crete.
But I won't try these.
We humans did know how to live with much earlier technology.
Lee-Anne will be sorry she did not see this carving in person.
Mandatory cafe on the way out.