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Symi: Old ways and a long way back

But one day at a time they say And if you’re knowing where you’re going You’ll be finding your way. ‘Long Way Back’ from ‘Freedom Run’ by The Rifles, 2011 Some years ago, more than I care to remember or … Continue reading

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Symi: coast to coast

There is a certain smug satisfaction in casually dropping into conversation in the taverna over an end-of-trek beer  “I walked across the island today”.  OK, so on a small island like Symi it’s not exactly Wainwright’s 192-mile epic but it … Continue reading

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Symi: to the past and on the edge

I’m back home now, trying to stop the cold seeping into my bones and prevent the grey seeping into my brain.  But there are many bright, warm memories of Symi to look back on, more Symi-based blogs to post. One … Continue reading

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Symi:  another trek in the mountains in search of the past.

It started out as a simple amble across the island to check out the site of more ruins shown on the SKAÏ map but turned into a really good-value-for–money trek. Finding the Pelasgian Platform (‘Trekking to a time before Greece’) … Continue reading

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Symi:  a walk to the beach via the underworld and pre-history

I had walked to Nanou Beach a few times, a long trek up to ‘The Tarmac’, the road along the top of the ridge which is the main spine of the island, and then a 2½  kilometre drop down a … Continue reading

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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

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From the Canadian Rockies to Greece: looking back, moving forward.

It’s tempting to keep looking back to good times but there comes a point when attention has to shift in order to move forward.  I had a great time in the Rockies, skiing and walking some of the winter trails … Continue reading

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