Our timing is perfect. The ferry pulls away less than two minutes after our arrival. The cold wind wakes us up. Hot chocolate hits the spot. Energy comes to go take pictures out on deck. The wind is our only challenge because ponytail holders are in my bottomless pit of a purse, but they are not to be found. Blue. The sky, the sea... His favorite color must be blue.
Corfu is a long, skinny island. Settlements along the coast are scattered. Small villages still exist on the whole island, and Corfu Town, capital city of the island, is the third largest city in Greece. We drive along the moat outside a Venetian fortress. An open air market is on our right, full of vendors and customers alike. We learned some of the history of this island, the first Roman-occupied Greek territory.
Acacia, eucalyptus, osage trees, lantana, bougainvillea, date palm trees, blue jasmine, and other exotic plants were imported to the island. They decorate the park along the sea front and the town's streets and sidewalks.
Why are we sleepy already? After a quick souvlaki snack, our guide keeps us moving. Her energy is contagious. Her accent is heavy and beautiful, forcing us to concentrate.