At the end of June, our old friends Kath and Dave drove their camper van out of our garden gate and set off for Greece. We were very sad to see them go and tried to persuade them to stay longer but they have a rendezvous with their elder son in Greece so had to get on their way. While they were here we looked through my photo albums and dug up some old pictures of our Famous Five trips. The one above is from 1988. We tried to find the same spot to picnic on the way back from Lagina but the recent road-widening scheme has obliterated it and the best we could do was a lay-by. In those days, the fifth member of our group was Brian, a German Shepherd/Anatolian Shepherd cross who shared our life for 10 years.
It is fun to compare the old with the new. The theatre at Stratonikea has changed a lot in 25 years
We've had fun trying to recreate old photos, but time can't be rewound. I look completely at ease in the top picture whereas 26 years later I was distinctly uncomfortable sitting on the same edge.
We've had a great couple of weeks remembering old friends and rekindling forgotten memories. A true test of friendship is when it can be picked up and carried on despite the length of time in between visits.
|Dave turns on the tap for the first time|
Luckily I have a very practical reminder of their stay as while I was away in Scotland, Teo and Dave installed an irrigation system in our garden. I shall be reminded of our 2013 trips every time I turn on the tap.
You can follow Kath and Dave's camper van trip by clicking here