Monthly Archives: July 2011

Amorgos: round and about

Woken up early this morning by the on-board tannoy of a Big Boat.  Thought I was dreaming about going back to Kos on Sunday morning.  But no, it was  a Blue Star ferry calling in on its way to Astypalea.  … Continue reading

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Amorgos: old paths, restored paths … and psycho paths

Amazing walk on Wednesday.  The longest I’ve done on Amorgos and the most spectacular. The first part was up an extremely well stone-paved kalderimi to one of the two mountain villages inland behind Eghiali, Laghada.  It takes about 30 minutes … Continue reading

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Amorgos: and now for the other end of the island

Tuesday, that was a very funny day.  The more erudite and literary minded blog readers will realise that is a slight misquote of the opening line and title of an episode in the much undervalued Beiderbecke Trilogy (Episode 5, Series … Continue reading

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Amorgos: a few more surprises

Monday and my last day in Chora.  Tomorrow I move to a hotel at the other end of the island in Eghiani.  I will be sorry to leave.  Chora is a comfortable place and I have come to feel comfortable … Continue reading

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Amorgos: Greek hospitality

I struggled into the world again this morning locked into the short term automatic reactions to cope with life before the day begins.  Caffeine is a great gift.  But how did people find out what to do with the beans … Continue reading

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Amorgos: back to The Old Way

Saturday morning and, despite early morning lethargy and the blues, I was still buzzing after yesterday.  Spent a bit of time writing it up for the blog and then a snap decision mid-morning to walk to Eghiali at the other … Continue reading

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Amorgos: the ups and downs continued – on a high at the top of Chora

Having got back to Chora after a thoroughly enjoyable walk I cleaned up a bit, washed my sweaty clothes and hung them out to dry in the ferocious wind and strong sunshine.  They had nearly dried before I finished pegging … Continue reading

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