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... went by in a flash. We drove down to Finikounda, a seaside village which has expanded to meet the needs of the tourists and which has two lovely beaches and a very small harbour. We also visited Koroni, a picturesque town overlooked by a castle and with a working harbour. It was only ten minutes away by car so we went there a few times to enjoy the cheese pies at the cafe along the seafront!
Methoni was also well worth a visit. It was fortified by the Venetians and ...
... I now arrange the shattered pieces around the trees to keep the heat off the soil and make a mental note that I need another table.
We discuss work that will be done later - the bamboo is out of hand now and must be removed, not just cut.
I leave, grateful and satisfied. Tomorrow I must start my journey back to the UK, and back to the photos and the plans.
A trip to Pylos to ask after my business acquaintances there, followed by a taxi trip through Mesahori and Pidasos villages and on further, where I alighted to walk along the track to the Lamda Grove. (taxis of course, only use main roads as otherwise they would get dusty or muddy and need constant cleaning).
All is well so I can make my way back at a more leisurely ...
... I might not normally see at olive picking time when everyone is hard at work on their land and many cafes and coffee shops are closed during the day.
Pylos, being a larger town, was much the same as usual except for the much brighter wares on display outside shops, turquoise, yellow and pink summer dresses and sarongs, replacing the sensible dark clothes, boots, rain-wear, and ironmongery sold throughout the winter. ...
... and broader leaved horta was boiled and served with lemon and olive oil - a healthy dish, rich in iron.
In the years that followed, fewer people seemed to go out to forage in this way. Supermarkets came to Methoni and youngsters knew less about wild food. However, this year especially there seems to be renewed interest, even to the extent that I see more goats and chickens in gardens. If this is what the ...
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