Monthly Archives: April 2013

From Rhodes to Symi: new beginnings and a whiff of death.

No problem getting to Rhodes’ Colonna harbour for the 08.30 high speed cat to Symi , nor in buying a ticket (more about which in a later blog …. maybe).  On the way it was heart warming to see a … Continue reading

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Greece: a beginning in Rhodes.

I left the cold and April showers of Manchester and landed in Rhodes in temperatures still above 20oC at near midnight.  Very pleasant. It is still pre-season over here and the Old Town, which in the summer makes Blackpool at … Continue reading

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Greece: on the edge

Apologies. The last week or so I have been rushing around like the proverbial, if biologically unidentified, blue arsed fly.  Constantly under time pressure.  The main reason for being in Grey Britain these days is to be with family and … Continue reading

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Travels in Greece by bus: planning a gorgeous time.

As I rambled on about in the last post on the blog, the first part of the plan for the coming summer in Greece is to spend Easter on Kalymnos, one of the larger islands in the Dodecanese.  Apart from … Continue reading

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Easter in Greece: the joys of time travel

We had the last overnight frost Sunday-Monday but temperatures are still stuck in single figures.  Wednesday evening we settled into a grey, wet weather pattern again.  Dismal! Not surprising therefore that my thoughts are increasingly turning to the summer’s activities … Continue reading

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Welsh Winter Walking: reflections on pioneering

Some years ago I was making tired but still rapid progress between High Spy and Catbells, the final leg of a non-stop 7-hour walk in the Lake District from Langdale to Keswick on the side of Derwent Water (for aficionados, … Continue reading

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Welsh Winter Walking: effects of Spring deferred

With overnight temperature yet again down to minus 4oC and afternoon highs still well short of double figures, the last day of March, Easter Sunday and, coincidentally, the first day of British Summer Time saw no real signs of Spring … Continue reading

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