Tag Archives: treks

Symi: high points

Having been identified as the Third Man and knowing he was pursued by Joseph Cotton, Orson Wells took to the labyrinthine sewers with a multiplicity of escape options and made the most memorable Sewer Speech ever.  Unfortunately most Hollywood villains … Continue reading

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Canadian Rockies: Snow, mountains and blue sky reflections

When I’m not skiing I like to follow one of the many winter trails around Banff, some longer and more arduous than others.  One Sunday afternoon I took my camera and new snowshoes for a gentle 6-mile trek out along … Continue reading

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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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Greece: more high speed island hopping

Now that inter-island travel is both more rapid and more reliable it’s a viable option to  hop from island to island for brief visits and sometimes when moving on it’s possible to make connexions without an overnight stay where there … Continue reading

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