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Kalymnos: peace and tranquillity at the end of summer

I finished my summer in Greece  with a short stay on Kalymnos.  Its population of 16,000, making it the third most populous island in the Dodecanese group after Rhodes and Kos, is considerably increased in the summer by tourists.   However, … Continue reading

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Symi:  A Taste of Honey and Dalliance with A Painted Lady

I stopped to chat with  friends in Lefteris’s kafenion at the top of the Kali Strata on the way back to the house from the restaurant close to midnight.  After a short while the owner started  hurriedly carrying the wooden chairs … 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: 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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Winter colour

As forecast and commented in this blog, winter has finally arrived in South Wales (that’s Old South Wales, not the state in Australia where it’s now coming into summer).  Temperatures over the last two nights have dropped below zero.  Not … Continue reading

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Just add sunshine: gardens, cacti, thistles, Brecon Beacons, trig points.

Summers in Grey Britain aren’t as hot and sunny as they used to be.  Or are they? Is it that the pattern of summer has changed or it just that our memory of the past is coloured by a good … Continue reading

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