Monthly Archives: May 2012

Corfu: path finding, bird spotting and providence

Wednesday morning followed a similar pattern to Tuesday, early cloud clearing to leave a near cloudless sky by the time I finished breakfast.   Posting the blog and the usual WiFix at the taverna along the coast road took a little … Continue reading

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Corfu: the exotic, the gnarly and the past it

I was a tad disappointed when I got up on Tuesday.  It was dry but grey and overcast.  I thought to myself, indeed I groaned to myself, “Oh no!  Not again!!!” But when I sat down on the covered terrace … Continue reading

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Paxos to Corfu: biting the bullet

The weather on Monday couldn’t have been more of a contrast to Sunday.  Usual 07.30 start but this time cloudless blue sky and warm in the early morning sun.  Brisk walk down to the harbour to use the restaurant WiFi before breakfast … Continue reading

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Paxos: Sunday, a day for R+R

Sunday dawned grey.  At least I assume it did. As it had dawned a few hours before I emerged into it I had no way of knowing for certain.  The view to the mountains and the area around Parga on … Continue reading

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Paxos: a guided tour around the island

Saturday, my first full day on Paxos and my first day on one of the Greek islands this year.  Apart from brief trips into and out of Athens and a few days in Nafplio in 2003 all my experience of … Continue reading

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Parga to Paxos: from hustle and bustle to peace and quiet

The dramatic change of plan on Thursday necessitated an uncomfortably early start to Friday.  Well. Uncomfortable by current standards anyway.  When I was in work I usually got out of bed about 06.00 and was in the office by 07.00.  … Continue reading

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Parga: olive groves and a change of plan

Last words of yesterday’s blog post:  “Still a lot more to see here before I move on again”.  Wrong again!  But more of that later. The weather wasn’t brilliant again on Thursday but it certainly started out better than yesterday … Continue reading

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