From Wales to Greece: Greek Island Walks

Preparing to return to Greece has been taking precedence over escaping into the mountains recently.  A spell of dry weather meant most of my time has been in the garden clearing, cutting back, pruning, planting, sowing, but that was brought to an abrupt end by a couple of days of heavy rain and very strong winds.

When the rain eased back on Sunday afternoon I put off the cleaning, failed to start the packing, and went up the mountain behind the house.  Only 3 miles up to The Folly and back, an hour at brisk pace given the steep terrain, but invigorating.

I reached the ridge top in time to see the narrow band of watery blue sky being chased eastwards by black cloud driven on by fierce wind.  Head down, I quickened my pace into the driving rain as I headed along the ridge path, reflecting that this time next week I would be on Symi, hopefully under blue sky and warm spring sunshine.  I didn’t mind that I was wet.

The Folly Tower on top of the ridge above Pontypool

The Folly Tower on top of the ridge above Pontypool

Narrow blue slot being overtaken by rain cloud

Narrow blue slot being overtaken by rain cloud

For some time now I have been intending to add another couple of pages to Barry’s Ramblings.  I have now added a page on Greek Island Walks with detailed walking guides to a few of the many routes on the Dodecanese islands of Symi and Nisyros.  I hope that they prove useful.

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2 Responses to From Wales to Greece: Greek Island Walks

  1. Catarina says:

    Thankyou for nourishing our dreams! Outside my window in the South of Sweden, it´s snowing right now! Now I will go on reading “Greek Island Walks”!

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