Monthly Archives: August 2012

Nisyros: on the rocks and on the edge … again.

It’s difficult to think that it was less than a week ago, Thursday of last week, that I was rushing around at home trying to get things sorted before I came away.  This Thursday I was wandering footpaths, in some … Continue reading

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Nisyros: Nyfios, all a matter of timescale.

When someone says to me: ”I’ll do it soon” and I know that ‘soon’ is unlikely to be in the timescale I have in mind, I sometimes add the secondary question  “Is that on a geological timescale, a historical timescale … Continue reading

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Nisyros: setbacks, things beyond our control, exhilaration!

Great first two days walking.  Third was well …. I’ll deal with the setbacks first.  On Sunday, my first day on Nisyros and the start of Greek Odyssey Part 2, the screen on my brand new Canon S100  started to … Continue reading

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Nisyros: sitting on a volcano

I’m now ensconced on Nisyros.  Raring to go and with pent up energy I decided to go straight for the more strenuous stuff  rather than easing myself back into the walking gradually.  I covered about 18 kms on Sunday afternoon … Continue reading

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Manchester, Kos, Nisyros …. it’s all Greek to me

I travelled Up North en route to Greece on Friday.  If that sounds counter-intuitive, travelling north to go south, it was simply that I was flying from Manchester with the great bonus of seeing friends and family up there before … Continue reading

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Greece: on the brink again

There is a yet another political hiatus over the Greek economy which is yet again said to be on the brink.  Scaremongers are warning that ATMs in Greece will run out of cash and travellers will be stranded … cashless.   … Continue reading

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Greece: getting ready

In less than a week I’ll be back in Greece.  I can’t wait to leave the grey skies behind. Still desperately trying to sort the garden out before I go I finally managed to rescue the potatoes from the sodden … Continue reading

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