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Brecon Beacons: an hour’s trek to a frozen world

Monday and it was sleeting at home when I got up.  The Met Office forecast heavy showers of rain, sleet and maybe snow all day with temperatures rising to a maximum of 3oC.  I knew it might be snowing on … Continue reading

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Tilos: the mountain that destroyed my sandals

A few more walks after the Kamikaze Trail and I decided to have an easy day and head to a beach for a laze and swim.  Apart from the pebbled town beach, over  a mile long and just a quick … Continue reading

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Canadian Rockies: to the Top of the World

Whichever island I visit in Greece I always aim to climb the highest mountain.  I have written about going to the ‘top of the world’ on Nisyros, Symi, Tilos, Hydra, Karpathos ……… .  Generally they are not very high in … Continue reading

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Tilos: images, looking back.

I’m back home now and trying to sort out my garden and come to terms with the vagaries of British weather.  The vegetables would have shrivelled and died if a friend hadn’t watered them for me in the heat and … 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: 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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Greece: wild walks or soft fruit?

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 … Continue reading

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