We slept on the sofas and awoke (Sept 15th) as we wended our way between Ithaca and the mainland, heading for Patra on the Peloponnese. We had a rendezvous with granddaughters on the Ionian islands (hence the trip), but the ferries had stopped running directly to the islands as the season was over, hence going via Patra
Bill : early morning at Milan station on way to Brindisi. We'd arrived on the sleeper from Paris and been treated to a most welcome espresso and pastry by Sylvain whom we'd met and spent the night with (in the 6 berth compartment!) We stretched our legs walking round the front of the station just before sunrise and I actually saw a rabbit dart between bushes and railings!