Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Mouse Goes Greek Part 1

At this time of year there is nothing that Mouse loves more than going on his summer holiday.  This year he had booked up to visit the Greek island of Corfu.

It was an early start to get to the airport in time for the 8am flight but Mouse didn't mind that in the least.  He couldn't sleep out of excitement anyway.

Every mouse knows that you shouldn't fly on an empty stomach so Mouse treated himself to a hearty breakfast.

It was only a three hour flight so before he knew it Mouse was in a very sunny Corfu.  A 1 hour bus ride to his hotel left him very hot though so he quickly dropped off his suitcase and headed straight for the pool.

It was just the ticket and the water was wonderful.

Feeling refreshed after his dip, Mouse thought he would check out the guide book and find some interesting places to visit during his holiday.

Mouse was delighted to discover that the Greek word for Museum is Mouseio !!  He was sure that this was a really good omen for a fantastic holiday.

Time was getting on now and Mouse was feeling hungry.  He decided to finish off his first day with a trip to Logas Beach in a village called Peroulades where he had heard it was the best place on the island to watch the sunset.

This was the perfect end to the day and Mouse went off to bed feeling extremely chilled out after just one day.

The following day, Mouse was still feeling a little drained from his journey and so he decided to have another lazy day, but this time at the beach.

After lots of relaxing Mouse just had to build the biggest sandcastle on the beach!

Mouse was very pleased with his sandcastle and while he was admiring it he was given a leaflet that looked very interesting.  What could be more fun than hiring a boat?

Mouse quickly got some money from his purse, paid Spyros the boat owner and donned his lifejacket ready for some fun.

It took a few minutes to get used to the controls but Mouse was soon off creating waves and seeing the wonderful shoreline from the water.

After all the fun at the beach, the following day Mouse decided to slow things down a bit and go for a drive into the countryside.

On his trip Mouse was reminded of a fact he read in the guide book, that Corfu's ground is over 30% covered with Olive trees with the average age of between 300 and 500 years.  Such old trees were full of interesting holes and Mouse knew his friend Peanut would have loved to have been here for a game of Hide and Squeak!

Mouse also remembered from the guide book that Olive trees only fruit every two years, but with so many trees all around him it didn't take long to find some fruit almost ready for picking.

Mouse had a great day out and was really satisfied with his decision to visit Corfu.  Mouse will be back soon with part two of his Corfu adventure which includes a visit to a very special place indeed.

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