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From Symi to my back garden

I’ve been experimenting with the technology to record some of the treks I’ve been doing on Symi, using a combination of apps to record routes and then create a 3D ‘fly-over’ incorporating photos taken along the way.  It’s not entirely … Continue reading

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Symi: the end of Spring

A wet winter and a cool spring made for an even more than usually vivid display of colour and life on Symi, the island reputed to be the hottest and driest in Greece.  In the summer months it is bleached … Continue reading

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Canadian Rockies: walking slightly nervously on the wild side.

Almost at the end of my stay in Canada, on the last of my days off from skiing, I set out to trek along the Bow River to the Hoodoos, thin pinnacles eroded in soft sedimentary rock. It was 4 … Continue reading

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Symi: imagining the past

As I recounted in the blog, in July I trekked via many distractions to the ridge-top Lappatoniou Castle  on the western-most peninsula on Symi.  Then in early in October I went back with friends who, after trial and error and … Continue reading

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Symi:  A Taste of Honey and Dalliance with A Painted Lady

I stopped to chat with  friends in Lefteris’s kafenion at the top of the Kali Strata on the way back to the house from the restaurant close to midnight.  After a short while the owner started  hurriedly carrying the wooden chairs … Continue reading

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Kalymnos: colour and signals in the crags

I’m back on Symi now, very busy trekking and photographing in the mountains with a  friend.  Some unusual shots to follow.  A good number of  ‘Wow!’ moments. But first, a brief snapshot of Kalymnos and more particularly of Emborios, a … Continue reading

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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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