Tag Archives: water

Symi: a trek beyond the economic fringe

The deserted village of Gria set in limestone crags high above Pedi Bay has fascinated me ever since first ‘discovering’ it 15 years ago.  The fact that it has a permanent pond, seemingly lost not only to sight but to … Continue reading

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Tilos: the mountain that destroyed my sandals

A few more walks after the Kamikaze Trail and I decided to have an easy day and head to a beach for a laze and swim.  Apart from the pebbled town beach, over  a mile long and just a quick … 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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Symi: straight to the top of the hot rock.

After a good warm-up walk on Sunday I decided not to pussyfoot around but to take advantage of the fitness I built up on Nisyros and go for one the most strenuous and challenging walks on Symi, to the top … Continue reading

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Parga: water and growth

I regret to say that Wednesday arrived grey in Parga.  And before anyone e-mails to crow about it, I already know that the weather at home is sunny and warm. It’s certainly not cool here but the dependably sunny weather … Continue reading

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Metsovo: down by the riverside … a really long way down

I was equally dazzled by the sun on Sunday morning when I swung the curtains open to the balcony doors as on Saturday morning and the sky was again cloudless blue. This time I didn’t revise my plan for an … Continue reading

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Greece 2011: Symi walk, the old, the dry, the colourful

Tuesday dawned warm and sunny.  So what’s new?!  Only two things really.  I wasn’t around when it dawned,  I was far away in the Land of Nod after a heavy night’s partying.  Well, really just attending the opening evening of … Continue reading

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