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Symi: going off-piste

The top of Vigla, the highest mountain on Symi, is always a little disappointing.  There is a whole array of telecommunication masts on the adjoining peak, with a road for their construction and maintenance bulldozed on the south side.  A … Continue reading

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Tilos: a walk beyond the fringe.

Once a week there is the opportunity to do a walk on Tilos which I have intended but not got round to doing for a number of years. It’s a truly ‘wild walk’ from Agios Pandeleimon, the large monastery dedicated … Continue reading

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Tilos: traumatic changes and empty shells

If you get bored with the words and just want to look at the pictures, scroll down and click on the ones you want to see larger.  But there are a few more words at the end. Norman Tebbit, one of the … Continue reading

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Kalymnos: rock and more rock

The main thing which strikes you about Kalymnos is …. rock.  Craggy mountains rise steeply above the harbour and are the dominant backbone the whole length of the island.  Much of the rock is precipitous and this plus warm, sunny … Continue reading

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November Daily Blog 9: reminiscences of gorges, waterfalls and footpaths.

My visit yesterday to the Brecon Beacons ‘Waterfall Country’ reminded me of the Viros Gorge running from the Taygetos Mountains to Kardamili on the west coast of the Mani Peninsula in the far south of the Peloponnese.  The two weeks … Continue reading

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Symi: looking back, connections and a bit of history.

Those who followed my ramblings while I was in Greece may remember photos of a flower which we found growing in profusion on the last walking day on Symi at the beginning of October.   I had no idea what it … Continue reading

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The Llyn Peninsula: looking for variety.

For the last week I have been on a ‘travel and landscape’ writing course at the Welsh National Writers’ Centre at Ty Newydd near Cricieth on the south coast of the Llyn Peninsula, an area of Wales I have never … Continue reading

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