Wednesday, 5 May 2010
"Very windy and overcast. Lovely coastal scenery once more, rather Scottish again with blue fingers of land and grey-blue sky.
Stopped at Lavadia for shopping stop. Shops never very well presented. Greek towns dirtier and less attractive than I'd imagined. Had lovely pastries with cheese filling (Heidi, Frances and Diana) - I won't lose any weight on this trip!
Began to rain this evening. Pressed on along coast to camp where ferry crosses to Thassos Island - absolutely chucking it down - had no trouble getting pegs in tonight!"
Tuesday, 4 May 2010
"Left Athens. Dropped Nanette. Making for Delphi. Incredible amount of shrines along roadside - only seen 1 vandalised yet had loads of small crosses and cups etc inside. Began to get mountainous - Delphi in big mountains - ruins all the way up mountain slope.
Travelled on through striking mountain scenery (much hazier and drier that Jugoslavia. Idyllic pastoral scene cant have been so idyllic on such arid, dusty mountain slopes). Clouded over. Worked way down hairpin bends to a small town where we stopped for a "coffee stop" - taken to drinking nescafe to avoid sweetened Turkish coffee.
Camped again at Stylis - different part of coast, very near beach again and a quiet bar (with great toilet facilities!) Had a nice Amstel beer then a good camp supper of steak and kidney and fresh melon! Ground really hard; dark when we pitched - think it's on a road in an orchard!"