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Today - Sunday - is my last day in Lechovo. It was a long day. Church began at 7:15 a.m. and finished at 10:45 a.m. I'll spare you the details. Suffice to know that my role during the Divine Liturgy was maximized as the rubrics permitted.
After another wonderful lunch and needed nap, I was given a private tour of Lechovo’s museum by the mayor and vice-regent of the "county." It’s a collection of local artifacts ...
... forces everyone to make due. Nevertheless, the delivery truck appeared before 2:00 p.m. and filled the tank. But it takes more than filling a tank with fuel to get heat. The furnace needs to be ignited and this is where the action began. The mechanic could not start it. He banged on it with a wrench and that didn’t work. Then he yelled at it and that didn’t work so he cursed it: “Go to hell” followed with “go f… yourself” ...
... right high up on the edge of a mighty high mountain pass. The views from up here were fantastic.
Over the other side of the pass was a fantastic road heading up the edge of a mountain and i had ideas of taking that road instead of the normal road. However this road appeared to be across the border and in Albania so there was no ways I was going that route.
The road down this pass was magical and as the sun was up it was totally dry and so was great fun. At the bottom ...
... footbridge. The Panagias Porfiras Monastery at the farther end was closed by a chain, but Frances had no trouble getting in, while I hid in the weeds and then joined her inside. Not well preserved, but atmospheric and worth breaking into.
Heading on toward Psarades, the stand of ancient junipers at the top of the hill was worth a stop. Psarades was the only spot that managed to feel touristy, even without tourists. Several local gentlemen vied to take us onto ...
... for a view from on high of the Museum on the Water. There are [or were?] 365 monasteries surrounding the lake. We climbed toward the monastery. The views of the lake are pretty but not spectacular. After 0950, we veered off.
Peacocks were about on the grounds of the monastery. The interior frescoes are from the 9th c; the exterior, the 18th c. Whatever number of old frescoes one sees, it is still amazing to that the paint has survived to the degree it ...