In the lower part of building E there is a dining room, where some objects are displayed, like this stone millstone, used as an olive oil press. Look at the wines that were waiting for us. Margerites brought as special Mylopotamos wine from 2004 (if I remember correctly). We tasted a smoother and softer version of the younger 2008 Myolopotamos wine!
Pilgrims Bas, Jaap and Herman having dinner at Mylopotamos, after a long and intrigueing day. The main course was Octopodia (Octopus) in rice and tomato sauce, with lovely fresh salads of tomato, olives and cucumber and a vegatable salad. And of course, the hot patatas! Thanks to Father Ioachim!
After dinner we got a surprize from Father Ioachim, but before that I will show you were we ended our day: in the reception room in building C, where Father Ioachim generously offered us a glass of French cognac. On the wall I saw this painting of three archangels:
It looks like this picture ends day one at Mt. Athos – Herman relaxing his feet and planning day two -, but you have one more blog to go: the surprize Father Ioachim gave us by showing the library!! (maybe because of the influence of our dear fellow blogger from Greece Giannis, who visited Mylopotamos only a couple of days before us?)
Wim Voogd, 8/4