Paleokastritsa and other places

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Tuesday 5th September P.M.

After our wild night out in Gouvia a little chill-out time was required…..

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Wednesday 6th September

A fairly early start, as we were taking Bill and Owen to the airport. What a lovely sunrise this morning!

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Jane had a little visitor this morning, a big grasshopper was enough to make her take a little  jump back in surprise!

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An early morning swim is a great way to start the day, especially if you only have to take 5 steps from the kitchen to the lovely refreshing water.

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Then breakfast with a view……

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Life is not always so easy, and after a stressful morning of reading by the pool we had to drive 30mins to Paleokastritsa to sit on the beach. I first came here about 35 years ago, and to say it has changed  a lot is an understatement! My cousin Adrian recently found a postcard I had sent my Nan and Aunt at the time, and the place looked unrecognisable with all the recent developments.

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However the beach was the same……

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The boat hirers were still there, new jetty though!

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And the sea was as warm and clear as I remembered.

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Thursday 7th September

Before we left, I had booked a Ferrari for the duration of our stay on Corfu.  However the guy at the rental offices assured me that a Peugeot 108 was the better car for the roads on the island, and that it had a similar performance. He was half right, a small car is ideal for the narrow roads, although I would have loved a car that could climb a steep incline without having to change down to 1st gear!

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Jane selected a short walk from the guide book, 1.5 miles was all she said it would be……….

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What she had failed to notice was. it was straight down!……….

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However the scenery was lovely with lots of succulent type plants …..

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…. breathtaking views……..

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…… and crystal clear water.

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Jane was surprised at the unusual cave formations and the large cracks in the rocks!

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The only problem with a long walk down, is that there is a long walk back up again. However the walk back up was not as hard as I had feared, as it seamed to be easier to get a better grip.

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Afionas, the village at the top, was quaint and picturesque with lots of colourful plants in the borders.

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The vantage point at the top offered great views over the many nearby small islands.

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Although the donkey wasn’t that bothered, he was more interested in his lunch!

 

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