Tag Archives: Taygetos Mountains

Rambling through 2012, a year in pictures: Part 2, Greece

The task of selecting a bakers’ dozen of images from the hundreds I took in Greece this summer was more daunting than choosing those for Wales.  This is partly because many of the places I went were new to me … Continue reading

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November Daily Blog 24: Footpaths – Grey Britain, Greece, Canadian Rockies.

The weather in the UK has been pretty grim over the last few days with dark grey skies and rain varying between heavy and torrential.  For 4 days now there have been 200 or more flood warnings with the South … 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, Kardamyli and Cricieth: a short tale of literary connections.

One of the pleasures of travelling is meeting people.  One of pleasures of returning to familiar places is renewing friendships. A conversation with a friend in a taverna on Symi in 2010 sparked my interest in the author Bruce Chatwin.  … Continue reading

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Looking back, looking forward: time warping

After two weeks of proper summer the weather has reverted back to grey and wet …. at times very wet. My efforts to get the garden back under control are now slotted-in between showers, waiting for the ground and foliage … Continue reading

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Down to earth with a squelch, naked garlic, blue sky thinking

Arrival back in the UK from Athens was not as unpleasant as the avuncular pilot predicted at takeoff.  Rather than raining and 14oC, the weather in Manchester was about 18oC, dry with sunny intervals and there was a modest amount … Continue reading

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Leaving Athens: the end of the trip

I woke up ahead of my alarm going off on Friday with one  of those crystal-clear wakenings which renders the ‘snooze’ button pointless. Written large in the early-morning grogginess was the inescapable message “Going home today”.  That stark message meant … Continue reading

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