I have spent the last weekend on the island of Evia, northeast of Athens, for a non-sectarian weekend of fun, food and fellowship. I saw people I had not seen in months, years and even decades. A superb time!
My goal was to ride my bike there but the 4-day ferry strike two weekends ago prevented me from leaving Paros on the day I wanted, so I had to hoof it instead. Ferries, taxis, busses, etc…I got there. That’s all that’s important.
This morning I accepted a lift from a friend back to Athens where I caught the regional bus to the Port of Lavrio where I will take the Marmari Express to the island of Kea. I will spend a few days there and then head to Kythnos. Due to the ferry schedule I am on Kythnos for a week. From there I head to Syros. I have about 10 rolls of 35mm film and also my Fuji X-t1. The weather is looking so-so…It is, after all, only mid-May which means anything could happen. The reports say 22-25C with Beaufort 3-5 all week. Being the Kyklades, this means almost nothing, but it sounds good. Currently I am in a cafe waiting for the boat to take me on…good Greek coffee!
On the way back to Paros I am getting back into photographing the ‘xerolithia’ (schero-lithia), the dry stone walls of which I am so fond. After Kea, Kythnos and Syros, I will only have to visit Tinos and Andros. I think I might try to put a book together someday…