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Symi - the great trek - two

2009.09.02
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the tiny chapel of Ioannis Theologos
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a cool and tranquil interior
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lovely view - still a long way to go
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following the path! the two stones tell you to turn right
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look at the colour of that water!
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a lovely spot
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getting nearer - our boat has arrived
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down - are we near?
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No! got to climb right up again...arrrggghhh
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nice figs!
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definitely closer
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just this beach to go
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the jetty at last!
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here - I was shattered!
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lovely little spot
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and off - looking back at where we walked
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going round the island
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I find Symi's terrain very appealing
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look at the layers in this rock - rock of ages!
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whilst we had been walking, some people had come round on the boat and gone fishing
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Wow! love this one
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a nice evening meal for someone!
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and still we went on - past the lovely coast line - drinking the odd ouzo and heading towards our lunch destination.
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And so the walk went on....
In the pictures we start at Agios Ioannis Theologos where there is cool shade, lovely water from a cistern behind, and views through the trees to Ag Emilianos. This was a delightful rest!

Wes et off again through the juniper forest starting to make our way downwards. Then as we left the forest we were on a narrower path going steeply downhill over rocky ground- it was hard going and I fell down once - so not so many pictures!

Then we reach the bottom and my heart sank as I realised that to get to out destination we had to climb up another steep rocky hillside first.

But eventually - and towards the rear of our group I arrived at the jetty that leads to the Monastry - and to the boat that was moored there and waiting for me was ...

a glass of ouzo - I think it was the nicest ouzo I've ever had!

We were not walking back ( thank goodness - it was 12 noon now and very hot!) but going on a cruise round the island.
8 Comments
????? Hmm, you say "I find Symi's terrain very appealing" - I'd say I find Symi's terrain very appalling - it's all up and down too much for me.

In #25 - did the ones who'd gone fishing catch the fish in the plastic bag?
????? · 2009-09-02: 04:18
????? PS. It's verry pretty appalling though!
????? · 2009-09-02: 04:19
AlexandraPechabaden The figs didn't look quite ripe yet! But they look very nice!
AlexandraPechabaden · 2009-09-02: 07:50
AlexandraPechabaden Haha to Terry!!!
AlexandraPechabaden · 2009-09-02: 07:50
jennye Beautiful!!
jennye · 2009-09-02: 16:02
photopoet Thanks for taking me along—beautiful photos.
photopoet · 2009-09-02: 19:50
DancingDolphin This is "vacation"??? Looks like a lot of work to me! I'm afraid I'm terribly lazy. I once started out on a hike to some lovely spot in Hawaii, got tired, and turned around without getting there... it wasn't the first time. :)
DancingDolphin · 2009-09-02: 21:44
DancingDolphin Oops, I forgot to agree that the view and water are fabulous!
DancingDolphin · 2009-09-02: 21:45
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