Kos in a Time of Covid 19: 10th Day.

Monday was our last day in Kos; we were due to fly home on Tuesday morning. So, we went in search of those places we hadn’t yet found. First on our list was the Casa Romana, a Roman house dating from the 2nd century, built on the ruins of an earlier Hellenistic house. The building …

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Kos in a Time of Covid 19: 9th Day.

View from the road leading to the Asklepion Sunday was our 32nd wedding anniversary, so, naturally, we set out on a long trek up a hill. We’d decided early in the stay that we’d visit the Asklepion. It’s the most popular destination for tourists on the island, so we expected it would be quite busy. …

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Kos in a Time of Covid 19: 8th Day.

This post should have appeared yesterday. Unfortunately, my PC was temporarily disabled by a Windows 10 update. It had to be remotely invaded before it could be persuaded to comply with my wishes. Out of action for the whole day. But back now. Saturday sent us on another walk into the town to see more …

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Kos in a Time of Covid 19: 6th and 7th Days.

Passing the castle walls. Thursday we decided to visit the Wetlands at Psalidi, where, apparently, a flock of flamingos feed in a small lake. The place is about 4 kilometres out of town, so we set off after breakfast, water in the backpack and camera on my shoulder. The coast of Turkey We passed the …

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Kos in a Time of Covid 19: 5th Day.

Entry to the Ancient Agora. Our morning started with a walk along Pamfylon, the street where our hotel was sited. We were curious to see whether we could reach the northern coast that way. It meandered past another hotel complex, apparently unoccupied, a few other isolated roadside buildings, and ended rather disappointingly in what seemed …

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Kos in a Time of Covid 19: 4th Day.

Kos harbour. Continuing the story of our recent stay on the Greek island of Kos. We walked to the harbour and town centre, intending to visit the castle, a historical site of interest. The harbour protects many boats, small fishing and pleasure craft as well as larger boats taking tourists to sea and other nearby …

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Kos in a Time of Covid 19: 1st Days.

Beach near Kos town. For this short series of posts on our recent break, I’ll include pictures to replace the usual daily natural beauty shots I’ve been doing, so I don’t overload followers with too many posts! Travel overseas is risky and a bit odd just now: certainly from the UK. Always the risk rules …

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Today’s Pictures: 3 June 20

Stony track with foxgloves. Trying to brighten the day for those people isolated indoors during the Covid-19 pandemic. The much-needed rain has arrived today. We’ve had a short walk in the dripping trees, but I took no photographs, as I felt it better to present you with sunny views. So, today’s pictures come from my …

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Today’s Pictures: 30 May 20

An old stile on a track in the forest. The idea here is to brighten the day for those people isolated indoors during the Covid-19 pandemic. And, as a contrast, a shot from our day trip around Lake Maggiore, Northern Italy, just as the sun was setting. This was taken September 2018, when we took …

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A Week on the Gower Peninsula. Last Day. A Final Walk Along the Coast Path.

From the coast path looking along the Gower coast. Here’s the final post about our visit to this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Wales. You’ll find day 1 here, day 2 here, day 3 here, day 4 here, day 5 here, and day 6 here. The weather forecast promised an improving day, starting with …

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