Travel Blogs from Parikia
... Thailand and started this blog thing, and have captured the thousands of beautiful photos that make this blog so remarkable. Because of that, you may be gone, but you will never be forgotten dear friend.
RIP- CASIO EXILIM 2009-2014
Now home for a few days to finish up some major dissertation work. Then heading on a hike to the Dolomites! Praise God the benevolent giver! Thanks for reading.
... for Mount Zeus ended up being a random turnoff on the road. Luckily we had asked the driver to let us know when it came up, so he stopped for us.
Full of excitement we began our 5km uphill trek to the summit. The scenery was absolutely gorgeous, as our ascent began from above a huge valley full of ancient basilicas and wineries. As we ascended the terrain became quite rough, with fields of rocks covering the path. The only vegetation were thorny shrubs ...
... and set a direct course for Finikas. This is a small fishing village on the southeastern side of Siros which in addition to a small harbor for fishing and pleasure boats also has a fair seized naval base/harbor which housed one rather dilapidated frigate (not a great confidence builder for the Greek navy)! The outside quay of the fishing harbor provided very good anchorage as long as one is careful to " keep of the quay" to prevent damage ...
... and apparently had the same idea. During our passage we kept looking behind us to make sure that BS was OK. Bas and Margreet had decided to pull out there genoa and were motor sailing! They had called ahead to the little yacht harbor in the town of Naousis and got the last available mooring spot.
Once we safely anchored in the protected bay it was difficult to belief how rough the weather had been ...
In WW2 the Greeks said 'no' to the Italians and so a
national holiday (Oxi Day - 'No Day') is held on 28th October. Keen to take
full opportunity of the three day weekend and the chance to explore an island
before the winter, we booked ferry tickets to Paros.
As we left Piraeus early on Friday morning it appeared half of Athens had also
decided to leave -
the ferry was absolutely packed with people and their ...