We just anchored off of Chania, Crete, Greece’s largest island. Although there are no reports of fires on the island right now a warning was issued by Greece’s Civil Protection, proclaiming Crete is at a level five alert category, which is the same as Rhodes. It’s hazy and we can smell smoke in the air from our balcony. We’re debating whether or not we should go ashore, it’s supposed to reach 106 degrees. After going out on the deck of the ship, and experiencing the blazing hot sun for just a few minutes we decided, it would not be wise to make this shore excursion and treat this port as a sea day. It’s too bad, we have been here before and the old town is delightful. Probably not so much on this smoke-filled, stiflingly hot day.