Monthly Archives: July 2013

Tilos: sea to sky and back again (3)

Gherondas, the third of the small peaks backing Livadia Bay which I set out to find a way to the top of, proved to be as interesting and distinctive as the other two, Thymadheri and Vounos Again  the initial approach … Continue reading

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Tilos: sea to sky and back again (2)

A couple of days after tackling Thymadheri I headed for Vounos, the highest of the three peaks and a huge rocky mass backing the bay at its easternmost end  (left in the photo below).  This time, rather than incorporating it … Continue reading

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Tilos: sea to sky and back again

Not as dramatic as Vancouver to Whistler, or as long, but very enjoyable and on Tilos  all done on foot. Livadia Bay is backed by a curve of mountains, in three main blocks each with its high point (obviously!!)and separated … Continue reading

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Tilos: wildlife at your feet

WARNING: this is a long blog, take care if you have a short attention span or if you suspect that your demise is imminent ! I have been a long-time proponent of walking in sandals in Greece.  Probably the same … Continue reading

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Tilos: a coast walk and making like a commando

It’s not that I’m contrary or perverse but a notice saying that the coastal path is closed due to a landslide is nothing but an invitation to go and look. The path leads to Red Beach and the further, less … Continue reading

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Tilos: what is getting the goat of the island’s landscape?

My attention was suddenly diverted from picking my way through the excessively prickly vegetation on a narrow mountain-side agricultural terrace to get into position for a photo of yet another abandoned olive press. A noise like a turkey having its … Continue reading

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Tilos: sharply to the top

I’ve mixed the words and the pictures in this post so it’s more trouble to avoid the words.  I’m malevolent like that! Friday night and I went for a meal with friends who live on the island.  Clichés abound to … Continue reading

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Tilos: traumatic changes and empty shells

If you get bored with the words and just want to look at the pictures, scroll down and click on the ones you want to see larger.  But there are a few more words at the end. Norman Tebbit, one of the … Continue reading

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Tilos: rocky ramble and vrachophilia

No matter how rational we like to think we are we mostly make decisions based on subconscious, emotional inputs and then justify them with logic.  We reinforce the positives and diminish the negatives in so doing. Thus it was on … Continue reading

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Greece: art and about in Rhodes

My ferry from Rhodes to Tilos was at 18.00 so I had plenty of time for a leisurely wander around Rhodes Old Town with the camera, even after a sluggish start.  We have been wandering around the walled town at … Continue reading

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