Monthly Archives: September 2012

Nisyros: stumbling into the past.

Strange how things turn out. Wednesday and I decided that rather than explore a couple of the new places I wanted to go I would instead finish my time on Nisyros with 3 days of fairly long walks with which … Continue reading

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Nisyros: a blast.

Tuesday was a blast! One of the things I wanted to do before I leave Nisyros was to revisit the Parleta lava pinnacles towering above the caldera with the ancient fortress built into them.  I went there first time last … Continue reading

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Nisyros: brimstone and pigs under a cloud

I’m now on countdown for leaving Nisyros.  Not that my return to Grey Britain is imminent, I move on to Symi on Saturday to meet up with family and friends. As an aside, the hotel has now been invaded by … Continue reading

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Nisyros: freed from the tyranny of targets

Sunday. It’s hard to believe that it’s my third Sunday on Nisyros and that I have been here for 3 weeks.  We have been here many times and last year I was here for a month in June.  But still … Continue reading

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Nisyros: to the top of the world and underground into the distant past

Saturday, hunters popping away from early morning, I headed for the central block of mountains to keep out of the way of stray bullets.  It worked, none came my way despite seeing men with rifles roaming the terraces nearby. I … Continue reading

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Nisyros: Pinnacles of cowardice and lava art.

Friday was the first time I have made a decision based on cowardice.  Maybe that’s a bit strong …. a decision based on circumspection. Thursday evening it became clear that the hunters were once again descending on Nisyros.  It’s an … Continue reading

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Nisyros: Autumn came and went again.

Unexpectedly amazing day on Wednesday, as already said.  And un-anticipated, though with hindsight not entirely unexpected change in the weather.  Since I arrived on Nisyros on 26 August there literally hasn’t been a cloud in the sky.  Wednesday and high … Continue reading

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Nisyros: volcano art and origami.

Unexpectedly amazing day on Wednesday.  Most days are good but this was better than good. Tuesday evening I found out that the island’s bus service is to be augmented by an 09.45  run to Palloi further along the coast.  Agreed … Continue reading

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Nisyros: the lost coast; going off-piste big time. The island bus service is now useless for visitors wanting to use it to go out walking.  As I’ve said before 07.00 is too early and 14.15 is too late.  No other … Continue reading

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Nisyros: risk assessment, risk perception and thinking beyond the ‘Wow!’ factor

Back to proper walking on Monday.  I have been delaying going down on the floor of the main crater since I arrived on  Nisyros because it is one of great things to do. From my perspective it’s a mistake to … Continue reading

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