Sunday, 10 February 2019
There was a trench across the road for the installation of a new water pipe and the road up the mountain was closed. The police car was there to stop anyone crazy enough to charge the water brigade. One of our neighbours waved us down and told us to take the long way home. Thank goodness we live in a small community. It would have meant a 3 kilometre ride up the mountain to discover a hole in the road, 3 ks back again and then 6 ks around the back road.
So it was just 6 ks along the beach, up towards the monastery and then the climb through the pine forest to the top the hill, past the remains of Poesidon's Temple and evenutally home. On a quad bike its a long slow trek with plenty of time to think and plot.
The road through the pine trees with a fresh heady scent of resin after a recent rainfall. I climbed up here at about 5kms an hour, chug chug chug, as slow/fast as a driveable lawnmower
Quite a few little shrines on these roads, most of the victims were young and male
Emerging on the other side
This is our home turf.
The beach way down below, mainland Greece in the background and Athens on the far horizon
City slickers stop here to admire the view and take a few photos. The municipality lately have installed benches at all these pitcuresque points. Very good for business
Driving along outside the few remaining walls of the temple, the anemones are in bloom