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Europe » Greece » West Greece » Vonitsa May 26th 2017

Campsites are like restuarants along this part of Western Greece. You can spend a night at each and still not stay at them all. Suzy is holed up at aCamping Acrodiali. Yet another Italian sounding name. The area has nothing noteworthy in terms of historical sites but what it does have is an unbelievably cobalt blue, crystal clear sea, an endless blue sky and rocky headlands. 21 euros to spend a night in prime seaside location amidst the caravans that have grown into huge man sheds over the years. Our only other neighbours are two Austrian motorhomers. Our first thoughts as we drove in were that it was a bit tight and not many spaces for us. The type of site we sometimes look at and wonder whether or not to stay. First impressions count and ... read more
Mystras
Mystras
Athens

Europe » Greece » West Greece » Vonitsa May 23rd 2017

We are well and truly stuck. Suzy is well and truly stuck. I am taken back to 1968 and the three day week when all businesses in Britain were forced to close their doors for 4 days a week. Electricity was rationed and homes were in darkness for hours on end. I worked at the electricity board at the time and worked until midnight most nights answering phone calls from customers who wanted to know when they would get their power supply back. We called that time the bad old days. We had to park up somewhere so we moved a few miles down the road to the latest campside near to Prevetza and still within half an hour of the port. We had not thought last week that we would still be in Greece today. ... read more
Athens museum pieces
Roman mosaics in the museum
Tall trees in the park

Europe » Greece » West Greece » Vonitsa May 19th 2017

Suzy the motorhome is parked up virtually on her own on Camping Kariotes just outside the town of Lefkada. Lefkada is described as an oddity. Connected to the mainland by a causeway through lagoons and over an old metal bridge. Next to the bridge is the prettily named Santa Maura fortress and lighthouse . Lefkada was never an island . It joined the mainland until a canal was dug in the 7th century BC. It reminded me of Grado in Italy as we drove over the causeway. The lagoons sadly meant mosquitos and the two of us are getting bitten to death by the little creatures. A tortoise crossed the road slowly in front of Suzy. Lefkada was yet another one of those places in Greece that was fought over periodically by the Venetians and the ... read more
Lefkada quayside
Welcome to the Pirates Bar
We cannot believe the colour of the sea

Europe » Greece » West Greece » Vonitsa May 19th 2017

We felt a little sad leaving Yiannis and his small campsite. As we headed over the causeway we said our goodbyes to Lefkada and its little island. The fort looked impressive on our way out and it would have been good to stop and take a photo opportunity but there seemed nowhere to park Suzy up. We were heading down Tortoise Alley. The little creatures ambled their way slowly from one side of the road to the other. Endearing little things that we hoped managed to get across in one piece. They risk life and limb dodging the Greeks in their cars and scooters. The flowers along the coastroad are changing . Pink and white oleanders replace the spring flowers. Broom instead of Gorse. Tamarisk pink and billowy showing our close proximity to the seaside. It ... read more
Another seaside harbour complete with blue sky, blue sea and boats
Something interesting

Europe » Greece » West Greece » Vonitsa May 19th 2017

It is not a million miles from Prevetza one seaside town to Parga another.Suzy is going to overnight on the beachside campsite called Enjoy Lyknos camping. Now the title of the campsite gives the clue away I think. It is big and brash and part of a much bigger complex made up of holiday homes, a night club and loungers on the beach. It is an ACSI site and is terraced on the hillside. Rows upon rows of spaces for campervans. The beachside plots are almost all taken by German motorhomers. It feels a little like the towel on the sun lounger before breakfast. It is really not the sort of campsite we enjoy being on. We are struggling to find our type of campsite up here so close to Igoumenitsa the port we sail home ... read more
along the quayside
Sadly there was not much to  photograph - an anchor will have to do

Europe » Greece » West Greece » Vonitsa August 16th 2013

We've taken so many photos we're going to share some more from Vancouver and our beaut time there with Rob and Gill Cobban and daughters Jenni and Kati.... read more
Vancouver, Deep Cove
Vancouver
Vancouver

Europe » Greece » West Greece » Vonitsa August 16th 2013

Yia su, which means hello, all. Got woken this morning by the cellphone tone and got the news of the earthquake in Wellington. It sounds damn scary and we hope all our friends and rellies have escaped with no damage to their houses. It's times like these we wish we didn't have a pole house on an unstable hillside. We're leaving Paleros a day early as we have to get out of the apartment tomorrow. So we are taking another taxi to the port city of Igoumenitsa, spending a night there and catching a ferry to Corfu the next day. We've been able to add an extra day to the hotel ... read more
Lefkada
Lefkada
image

Europe » Greece » West Greece » Vonitsa August 14th 2013

Yia Su all I keep forgetting to caption photos but they pretty much speak for themselves so I don't think that needs a big apology unlike my mea culpa over the typos. We've been in Paleros for three nights and I'm writing this on the 5th night just before I hit the sack. It's a problem writing these after we've been out to dinner as I find the thinking a bit blurred at times. It's Gavin's fault. The local red wine here is cheap; it seems to be mainly available in one litre plastic bottles for a couple of Euro so it's not surprising that we connoisseurs pick up on that pretty quickly. Hence my fumblings at times on the "keyboard". Like all good capitalists we hired a taxi from Athens to Paleros. 400 euros for ... read more
Paleros
Beachside Taverna
Paleros




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