Today I drove west along the coast to Rethymnon. The road is reminiscent of Hwy 1 in California, except with bigger ups and downs and more olive trees. The two lane road has wide shoulders so you can move over and let people pass in the middle. People don’t text and drive here.

As soon as I got to Rethymnon I took the city tour bus to let someone else drive. And we went along the beach and into the hills.

This is a gorgeous and dramatic place.

The town has a lovely old section with nice shops and cafes and charming old Venetian bits.

And I even found some real gelato! Quite a good day