home on wed. more words then.
5 /22/2012 - home and editing now... rather than rent a car while in this area, we were able to hire a friend from Vamos who works as a guide and conducts tours all over Crete. Valerie came over and took us to parts of this area that we'd have never been able to find and explore without her!! the views and scenery were spectacular... we went up to the Lasithi plateau, which was a huge agriculture area with many windmills which provided power to the wells necessary for irrigation and to grind and process the grains grown there. when electricity became available, the windmills were abandoned. recently, more modern windmills are being placed around the area to provide power. too bad the old ones can't be resurrected.