We are here overlooking the Aegean Sea after a comfortable
trip through Munch. It felt good to exchange the rain and chilly
weather for bright sunshine, olive trees and flowers at the Izmr
airport. We might even be able to send all of you some photos
of the group in action before long. Joannie said, as we looked
out over the Aegean, "Isn't amazing how excited we all get
when we see the sea". Would you be able to share the word
around at Ed's morning ritual with Gene and others that we are
all well and wish we had more of you with us.
love to all from the CIHS at Camp Ephesus
"It was a moving moment". The two look like Paddington Bear and Zsa Zsa Gabor in their fetching bonnets. The location is the gigantic communal Roman latrine in the middle of ancient Ephasus, right across from the city's magnificent, three-storey library. From here you could also have a direct view down to the harbor where boats arrived from all over the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas.
The CIHS group all returned late Monday evening, full
of Aegean sun, sea and scrumptious Turkish meals aboard our boat
the Paluko. We made it back to Chebeague thanks to a late night
assist from Greg Riddle and Britney Bernier who came across to
Cousins in Greg's boat, after an appeal from Margeurite who came
out to the bus station to organize us all. Thanks a million
Greg and Margeurite. Here is a glimpse of the sun and sea
with our intrepid Chebeague Librarian, Deb Bowman, taking off
from the Paluko for a paddle along the coast of the Greek
Island of Symi. For a glimpse of why we have rounded out
since we left, there is a shot of just one dish from the many
that our Captain Mazlum, the boat's cook and master chef, prepared
fresh for each meal. The new Town of Chebeague was constantly
on our minds and the CIHS group in the Town Hall, or bouleiterion,
at ancient Priene in Turkey decided that the next group will need
a Town of Chebeague flag to raise on the boat and ashore. There
will be a full slideshow later in the summer, with tales from
all of the CIHS's latest travel adventures to the shores
and islands of Aegean Turkey and Greece.
Here is a cute shot of us all coming home in Gregory's
very clean and shiny boat. He was our hero that night.