Thursday, 18 October 2012

Island Hopping Mad


 We left Kalymnos for a look at a few other islands and with the idea of popping over to Turkey to visit Sherri's mum who spends a lot of time in Marmaris. We caught the fast ferry to Nisyros and spent a couple of great days exploring this volcanic island. The place was really quiet which suites us - a right pair of 'Shirley Valentines'.
Then it was on to Rhodes by way of a couple of other interesting islands -which looked great from the ferry - maybe next time round! At Rhodes we breifly ended up in the Old Town, it felt like a cross between a Bank Holiday in York and Disneyland - not pleasant.
In summary, Rhodes is busy (and hot) - lets see what tomorrow and Turkey bring.


Update: Turkey was interesting, much hotter than Greece (which is odd, as that area only about 50 miles apart) and very cheap. Their propensity for queues and rubber stamps felt like another era - thank goodness for the EU! Finally I don't think we saw a woman working anywhere - in the shops, driving vehicles, in the restaurants or on the boat - a bit 19th Century.

On returning to Rhodes we decided to leave the travelling for a couple of days as it was so windy - got to like the place, especially the old town - as you avoid the tourist traps.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Two Weeks in and Counting

Two weeks since we left the UK and Kaly has been much the same as ever - as in just great! It is hard to tell how busy it is compared to other years, there are certainly plenty of folks abou though some of the cliffs look remarkably quiet.
I have done a gentle 30 routes just to start the skin growing, and we have done some excellent snorkelling - the water is amazingly warm.
Today (10th Oct) we had a heavy shower which lasted all of ten minutes, apparently it is the first rain they have have since May!

Pootling about the Peleponnese

Sampatiki - a great place to stay Colin on another classy 6a+ An easy journey got us from Kalymnos to Athens where we collected Andy...