Monthly Archives: June 2011

Nisyros: the bells, the dog , and the case of the disappearing snake

The usual start to the day with breakfast on the terrace was not quite the same on Sunday.  Normally the only issue of any moment is whether to choose to sit in the sun or the shade depending on the … Continue reading

Posted in Greece, Greece 2011 | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Nisyros: the eagle and the snake

Saturday I thought I would have an easy day but, when it came to the crunch (whatever ‘coming to the crunch’ is), I decided not to.  I have been conscious of the fact that by this time, and therefore this … Continue reading

Posted in Greece, Greece 2011 | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Nisyros: going to the top

On Friday I decided after breakfast to go to the top of the island.  The highest mountain on Nisyros, Oros (Mount) Diavatis, is 700 metres and with a generally very good path because there is a chapel on top, as … Continue reading

Posted in Greece, Greece 2011 | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Nisyros: Guest blog by Ruth

I am currently sitting by the pool outside our hotel on the last evening we have here on Nisyros and realising that I am running out of time to write my Guest Blog… The week has shot past at an … Continue reading

Posted in Greece, Greece 2011 | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Nisyros: pushing along in ancient landscapes

Thursday and on my own again.  I felt the need to do something a bit more extreme than usual, push the limits a bit, prove I’m still alive and not just vegetating.  One of the effects of being on my … Continue reading

Posted in Greece, Greece 2011 | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

From hot rocks to old rocks

Wednesday is the major change-over day for hotels round here, with charter flights between Kos, Rhodes and Athens (and probably other Greek airports) and the UK.  And so it was for me: Ruth and Tim were going home. The 07.30 … Continue reading

Posted in Greece, Greece 2011 | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Nisyros: even hotter rocks

Tuesday was to be a Big Day, the day that we went into the caldera and onto the crater floor.  Nisyros is classed as a ‘potentially active volcano’ and is much visited as  such by tourists from nearby Kos.  No … Continue reading

Posted in Greece, Greece 2011 | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Nisyros: hopping hot rocks

We decided that Monday would also be an easy day in walking terms.  Well, that was the plan.  In the event didn’t quite work out like that. A very lazy morning, reading, chewing the fat, buying a spot of lunch. … Continue reading

Posted in Greece 2011 | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Nisyros: rocks and butterflies

Apologies for the delay with the blog, the internet connection has been very poor. Saturday was an easy day in walking terms.  After a season skiing in Canada Ruth and Tim had had little exposure to the sun.  A month … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Back to Nisyros: cut off from the rest of the world

It was an early start to Thursday in order to catch the 09.30 ferry to Nisyros.  A very relaxed start to the day.  The hotel we were staying in was just about OK for overnighting but not somewhere to hang … Continue reading

Posted in Greece 2011 | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment