Tag Archives: Greek Islands

Canadian Rockies: Christmas on the piste

I’ve been in the Canadian Rockies now for a week, skiing and doing the odd bit of walking.  There couldn’t be a much greater contrast with summer in the Greek islands.  But, after heavy overnight snowfall on the mountain, early … Continue reading

Posted in Canada, Landscape, Mountains | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Symi: a jaunt down a mini-gorge

The pattern of my days on Symi is different to previous years.  I spend the morning doing chores around the house and writing.  By midday I have had enough of both and need to get out into the mountains and/or … Continue reading

Posted in Greece, Hiking, Landscape, Mountains, Nature, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Tilos: the kamikaze trail

Hopping between Greek islands has become more difficult over recent years as older, less efficient boats were deemed financially unviable or failed to meet rising safety standards and have gone out of service.  Operating companies are fewer in number and … Continue reading

Posted in Greece, Hiking, Landscape, Mountains, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Symi: the island experience

I sometimes wonder whether islands which are connected to the ‘mainland’ are truly still islands.  It’s complicated.  When we went to the Isle of Skye BTB (Before The Bridge) it had an intrinsic separateness even though there was only a … Continue reading

Posted in Greece, Hiking, Landscape, Mountains | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Greece: more high speed island hopping

Now that inter-island travel is both more rapid and more reliable it’s a viable option to  hop from island to island for brief visits and sometimes when moving on it’s possible to make connexions without an overnight stay where there … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Greece, Hiking, History, Landscape, Mountains | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Greece: Rhodes, Tilos, Nisyros, high speed island hopping

Wednesday morning and my daughter delivered me to Manchester Airport at 06.15 en route to an hour’s skiing in  the Chill Factory.  How bizarre a beginning to a day is that!!! Given that she was going to minus 2 degrees … Continue reading

Posted in Greece, Hiking, Landscape, Nature, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Greece, Landscape, Mountains, Nature, Wales | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment