After a delayed spring and weeks of very indifferent weather it seems that I am about to leave Wales just as a heatwave is promised.
Health issue resolved, I have been hesitating to go back to Greece because of the higher prices of flights and accommodation now we are in High Summer. However, I eventually tracked down affordable options and fly out on Saturday (6 July) for 3 weeks, staying on the small but mountainous Dodecanese island of Tilos.
Walking recently has been under leaden skies and I look forward to unbroken sunshine and baked, barren mountains.
The only regret is that I will be unable to harvest the very heavy crop of soft fruit, raspberries and blackcurrants in particular will be lost to the birds. I’m hopeful that hot, sunny weather forecast for Thursday afternoon and Friday will bring on the redcurrants sufficiently to harvest them before I go. Swings and roundabouts.
To give a flavour of Tilos, below are a few photos below from previous visits.