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Symi - the great trek - two

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.

the tiny chapel of Ioannis Theologos

a cool and tranquil interior

lovely view - still a long way to go

following the path! the two stones tell you to turn right

look at the colour of that water!

a lovely spot

getting nearer - our boat has arrived

down - are we near?

No! got to climb right up again…arrrggghhh

nice figs!

definitely closer

just this beach to go

the jetty at last!

here - I was shattered!

lovely little spot

and off - looking back at where we walked

going round the island

I find Symi's terrain very appealing

look at the layers in this rock - rock of ages!

whilst we had been walking, some people had come round on the boat and gone fishing

Wow! love this one

a nice evening meal for someone!

and still we went on - past the lovely coast line - drinking the odd ouzo and heading towards our lunch destination.

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      2009.09.03 Edited

      Oops, I forgot to agree that the view and water are fabulous!

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      2009.09.03 Edited

      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. :)