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Symi: a walk on the colourful side

The first time we came to Symi it was August,  a full-on Greek summer.  Stepping out of the door of the chilled cabin of the plane was like walking into an oven with the fan on.  I now always look … Continue reading

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Canadian Rockies: sundog days

I spend long periods in the summer in Greece, walking in the mountains.  Preparations for the day typically consists of donning a pair of walking sandals (hence my avatar), lightweight shorts and a relatively fresh T-shirt.  Dehydration is the main … Continue reading

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Symi: history and the backbone of the island

Warning: This is a long walk ………. and it’s a long blog. Long, somewhat strenuous but not technically difficult, is the rewarding trek up to the main ridge on Symi and then along the spine of the island to the … Continue reading

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Symi: a gorgeous walk

Normally I’m obsessive about tidying up behind me.  Food shopping gets put in the cupboard or fridge as soon as I walk in through the door.  Clothes get folded or hung as I take them off.  But I hate unpacking … Continue reading

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Nisyros: probably the most dramatic walk in the Aegean

I kid you not, this walk/trek/hike takes some beating.  But it’s not a Sunday afternoon stroll in the park.  Some short sections are loose scree, route-finding can be difficult, it’s sustained, and it’s wiltingly hot in summer.  However, it’s a … Continue reading

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