Love the Lord your God, listen to His voice and hold fast to Him, for the Lord is your life! Deut. 30:20

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Samos Island

We left Kusadashi in the morning and went to the island of Samos.  It is a Greek Island in the eastern Aegean Sea.   A very quaint, idealic island.  (beware - picture overload!)

Here is the boat we took across, leaving Turkey.
 We said our good-byes to our guide, Belgin.  What a precious girl!  We gave her a gift and a blessing; that she would know how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ!

I love the wake left by a boat.


 Most of us stayed on the top deck and enjoyed the sunshine and breeze.
On the left are Ann and Conda.  We joked that we could remember their name "anaconda"!

A few went below

Samos Island

 The apostle Paul only briefly stopped there on his way to Miletus where he said good-bye to the Ephesian elders at the end of his 3rd missionary journey.

Acts 20:15  "And sailing from there we came the following day opposite Chios; the next day we touched at Samos; and the day after that we went to Miletus."

We found a place that would store all our luggage for the morning while we explored the island.  We walked around with Janice and Mike (small world - they happen to know our son-in-law's sister and family!  Worked with them in Papau New Guinea!)

We stopped for lunch.

Isn't this island so adorable???

We found a pharmacy - two pharmacists, an American and a Greek

Story behind this - I have always thought it would be a great idea if somehow they could invent a way that if you see something, you wouldn't need to fuss about getting your camera out to take a picture.  You should be able to blink or touch your forehead and snap an instantaneous picture.  Well, we found this camera that fits on your head.  Would that work?

Ice-cream!  YES!

At the appointed time, we met back at the place that stored our luggage.
We formed a line to take all the luggage out of the store and get it loaded on a bus for the next leg of the trip - a flight to Athens.