Saturday, 24 August 2013

A Walk to Vlychos

I haven't had much time for writing in the past week; full time employment and blogging seem to be incompatible in my case. But it's my father's 87th birthday today and I know he likes to see what I am up to so Happy Birthday, Dad - I hope you have been able to spend the day out flying.

   
Last week I turned right at the harbour in Hydra, this week I turned left. Probably the more popular route as the road passes the famous swimming platforms which remind me more of the Italian Amalfi Coast than Greece.  I haven't ventured down yet as I know that by the time I've climbed back up the steps, the cooling effect of the swim will have been totally reversed by the hike up the steps. 


The road took me through the middle of two tavernas to Kamini Bay, a tiny harbour with a small beach and a posh restaurant which is I think the only place serving Sushi on the island. Why anyone would want to eat Sushi on a Greek Island is a mystery to me. 

After the impressive restaurant terrace, the paved road ends and the track starts. Anyone who has read this blog for a bit knows I am not the most sure footed individual so I was making a real effort not to trip as the edge seemed a bit close for comfort. Most people take the taxi boats to this beach so I only met a couple of fellow walkers.
 
The sun had almost gone down by the time I got to Vlychos so I just had time to take a photo and turn around. It didn't seem a good idea to negotiate the path back in the gloom without a torch. 
 

 

I couldn't resist taking a  photo of this imperious moggy enjoying the golden light of the sunset from his perch on the cliff-side. Good job I didn't have Jake with me or we would  have both been over the edge. 

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  1. . . I went to Hydra to see the world and what did I see? I saw the sea!!

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    1. and lots of it - unfortunately haven't had time to get in it more than once.

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  2. It really does look lovely, Annie. Having an 87 year old father who might be flying on his birthday sounds most impressive! Hope he had a good one. Axxx

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    1. My dad is still paragliding - he was very happy to have been in the air for over an hour last week - the UK rarely gets good enough weather to do this.

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  3. Lovely photos. Hope Dad enjoyed them. (I also hate edges! Moggy? I thought that was Australian and that you were British.)

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    1. No - I think 'moggy' is ours too (or first)

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  4. We don't seem to have found much time for blogging lately either... Not sure why.

    We still haven't finished processing the photos of the Greece Roadtrip. Feels like we only just got back from Çıralı and we're making plans for the next trip...

    Maybe it's travel and work in summer, blog when it gets cooler?

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    1. I'm in awe of thoses that hold down full time work and still blog.

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  5. lovely post, and happy birthday to your dad, hope he can fly - beautiful day today in most of the UK - and thank you for taking me to these wonderful parts of the world : )

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  6. Dear Annie, when I read your postings about Turkey and Greece I find myself somewhat envious. It's not that I don't want you having these adventures. It's that I'd like to be having them also. Maybe with you.

    My trip to Greece back in 1993 for three weeks was a magical time for me and my dream since has been to live there for a while--a year, eighteen months, something like that. But time and money and health have worked against fulfilling that dream and so I come to your blog as one who comes to an oasis in the desert, thirsty for the vision. Thank you. Peace.

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  7. What a gorgeous place. It's a shame you're too busy to enjoy it as much as you'd like, so thanks for sharing your walk with us. I hope your dad had a super birthday. Still paragliding at 87 - wow!

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