Out on the town and the hot spot The Bar-celona last night, the bartenders tried to scare me…”Oh, tomorrow there will be a terrible storm. The roads and the schools will be closed. You will never be able to go out on a boat!” Since I had just booked a boat for a day trip to the Greek island of Kastellorizon (Meis in Turkish) I found the news a bit depressing.
So when I woke up this morning I hurried to the window and saw a gray sky compact, but no rain and definitely not a storm. Yihao! I was going to be able to make the trip to the mountain Kastelorizo after all … Having played around with the stray cats had a breakfast restaurant and took off the port. Among the other passengers, where good old Swedish couple I mentioned earlier, I had "sold" my trip so well Kastelorizo decided to give it a try. The ship was in fact a ferry boats as we took in the archipelago of Gothenburg, where I am. The sea was a bit hectic but not much and the trip to the island in just
30 minutes and was uneventful. Many of the passengers, where retirees from EU countries living in Turkey with a tourist visa and in need of renovation of the tourist visa every three months – which made a trip to this small Greek outpost outside Kas … Why not some tax free shopping while you're at it.
Once I had walked on land set off after my "Kas to Dalyan" road walking book … Almost ran into some of the sights as I was so focused on following the instructions on foot (on the ride yesterday said it was very easy indeed to lose the track – and I am a true master in the art of losing , walk back and do it all again …) The first bit is very picturesque, a bust of Our Lady of Ro, a little old Greek who refused to leave his small cliff island and stayed there and kept Greek … A lot of churches and chapels and a school house on the list. Not to mention the beautiful coloring Greek houses pink and turquoise and yellow with blue shutters and doors. So pretty, even on a gray
day. As a cat lover / animal lover I am also happy to report that Kastelorizo is a great place for cats, just cars, a lot of generous people put food and warm weather happy, but wet!
After a tour of the real people who started my climb up the stairs painted white to the plateau of the mountain. Apparently, there is an airport somewhere up there (not in the parts where he later lost) and an army base. The climb was steep but not particularly difficult. The first bit at the top is also self-explanatory. But suddenly the instructions in the book that reads "follow the path north, overlooking the solitary pine threes." Oh, how I hate that shit pine three. You probably searched for an hour while the rain was pissing down and thunder and lightning lit up the sky. "Oh no little rain killed anyone" I thought. And then I found three that could have been, but the road had disappeared completely by all the mud and rain. I finally found a red marker on a rock that marks a walking path in
these parts of the world. Very happy yet. And the rain took hold. And the sun came out nice and cheerful.
Then I began my descent down the eastern side of the rock (the increase was in a loop, so I had to descend into another part of the island where it is mounted). "It's a descent into the wall in the area. Follow the water line left by the former altar." No line of water with blood and no altar miserable. But I kept walking, now in my third hour of walking. Suddenly, the nonexistent foot path he was following ended in a sudden drop in a rock wall and the sea … Not the right way. I decided, like all sensible people do not – to sit and eat something. A great packed lunch consisting of Turkish delight (pomegranate flavor) and dried apricots. Around me, where goats up and down the steep rock walls. I stared to consider "maybe call someone to report that he was lost, in fact, and it could be back at the time of my boat back to Turkey," but decided against it. All I needed was a change of
Happy and forms of media in the cliff face there was a fence, because the rest of the road had collapsed and / or have been destroyed. I no longer had a choice, I had to go all the way around the island of the direction I had come from first, but this time much faster if I take the boat back to Turkey. Well, what I can say … I'm back here in Kas, so obviously
did. My legs hurt like crazy "and while I'm in pretty good shape to begin with. Since a couple of hours really scared me. I have no fear" in panic "- which never happens-but scared enough to be very very angry that I get when I'm really worried about something. Bloody sunflower book up blood. "moderately difficult hike," the ass! opened Kas Back in heaven, where all the streets flooded and there was no electricity. And schools actually closed.
I went to take a well deserved beer, Turkish coffee and a tuna REQUESTS (thin Turkish pizza). I do not think it was possible to get more wet and muddy than it was yesterday, but today I looked like a train wreck right … I hope you have some serious pleasures is waiting for me to weigh all the difficulties of today?
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Submited at Monday, October 10th, 2011 at 6:00 pm on Middle East by hilman
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