We actually got some sleep last night. I must thank our chaperones for letting us sleep in. We woke up and went to breakfast. This might be surprising but we actually had breakfast in our chaperones rooms instead of at the hotel. Anyways, after breakfast we went to Chania (pronounced Hanya) and explored the city and bought some cool souvenirs. Chris, Michael, Graham, Ryan, and I spent some time in a jewelry shop like real men and bought some stuff for our moms and/or sister(s). For spending so much time, and money, in the jewelry shop the employees each gave us a silver pendant for free. After the jewelry shop we went to a weapons shop. Might I say that there were some sharp weapons. After the weapons shop we went to a wallet shop, didn’t know they had one of those, and Chris bought a wallet. After that we went to a bookstore and bought some cool books. Once we had used up all our free time we went to the dock and boarded our glass bottom boat to go snorkeling. On our way to our snorkeling spot we passed an island that was inhabited by a type of goats that only exists in Crete. On top of that island there was a fortress. Also on our way to the snorkeling spot we passed over a German plane that was sunk. There wasn’t much of it left though. At our snorkeling spot we went snorkeling for a bit then went to shore. Once at shore, Mick, Chris, Mark, and Quin started building sand castles. While they were doing that Michael and I tried to catch fish with our hands. It wasn’t very successful. After that we started catching hermit crabs. Once we were back in the water the guide took us all over the place. He picked up shells for us and poked at fish so we could see them move. He gave me a sea urchin shell. After many mouthfuls of salt water he finally showed us the octopus. As he was bringing the octopus up, it started squirting ink. The guide put the octopus on all of us. It ended up inking on Graham. The feeling of an octopus on you feels very weird. It isn’t as hard to get off as some people think it is. We got back and had dinner at Bahar again. Even though it was our second time, the food still tasted great. It was a very long day, but we had tons of fun and couldn’t wait for tomorrow.
– By Jonathan Boss