2017 would appear to be non-existant as far as this blog is concerned. Due entirely to the problem I had preparing and unloading posts. WordPress appear to have sorted out their problems and I now have a better data service. So let’s try again!
I’ll do a summary of the travels so far this year shortly, but in the mean time, to check everything works, this post just about today (1 April 2018 – no tricks here, it’s after 12!).
1 Apr 2018, near Pirgos Chiliadou, Halkidiki, Greece.
A deserted beach with a few holiday houses scattered on the hillside – mostly unoccupied at the moment. Two legs of Halkidiki reach out towards the horizon, with the peak of Mount Athos, and its associated monasteries, on the left hand (eastern most) promontory.
Clockwise from top: With a good sea running today, luckily the van is high enough above the beach not to worry! A sunny day prompted some work on the bike and a bit of practice. Earlier in the morning, a couple walking their dog had waved when Bobby went off for a canine ‘Kalimera’. On their way back, they stopped to say hello and to present a bunch of flowers, just picked from the beach. How nice was that?
Early morning, and the might of Mount Athos looms up through the mist.
Quite early, when looking out of the van, I noticed a hare making its leisurely way down the track. A little later, on our morning walk along the far end of the beach, I was standing still, about to take a photo, when said hare appeared and nonchalantly hopped up to within a couple of metres of me. It suddenly realised that I wasn’t, after all, inanimate and took off at considerable speed to safety directly towards where Bobby had been busy investigating this and that. They both ended up out of sight so I still don’t know if they met!