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13 July 2013

Vacations II - Return to Bike Island

Sometimes the sequel gets it right too
Enjoying the view on a ride

That week on Amorgos was great. Only thing I would change on the next time: I'd definitely walk everywhere. No more bus to the beach (it's an easy walk anyway, and then you can go any time and come back when you want). They also have a good set of ancient walking paths, connecting all the villages together. So I'd do the sightseeing by walking too. Even in summer, with the wind and being high up on the mountains, it is ok to walk there. Just bring enough water. I definitely recommend staying in the Hora - it's by far the nicest village, and one of the nicest village of all the Aegean islands.

Now I'm back on Naxos, and after 2 days of half-working, I'm back to another week of vacation mode. It's quite different, as I have net access. Mostly I cycle and I go for swims. Sometimes both of these things combined, ride to the beach and back.

Since it's summer, the idea for cycling is to use either the morning hours or the evening hours, when things are a bit cooler. For going to swim, evening hours work better for me. Otherwise, both systems are great, since I love the landscape both in the early morning and late afternoon/evening light. What doesn't work so well is the really long rides: when you want to do more than 4 hours, either you start to run into the mid-day heat, or the night. I'm thinking about ordering a stronger bike light and see how night riding works out.

Coming back from swimming

Posted by betabug at 11:29 | Comments (2) | Trackbacks (0)
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Re: Vacations II - Return to Bike Island

Hallo Sascha,

gerade zurück aus dem Urlaub, sehe ich, Du warst wieder auf Naxos und wir hätten uns treffen können. Für einen frappe oder ouzo hätte es doch bestimmt gereicht.

Wir waren vom 23. Juni bis 29 Juli in Griechenland, zu Beginn 4 Tage Athen und dann ab nach Naxos. Athen war am 23./24. Juni (Pfingsten) völlig leer; Rad fahren wäre kein Problem gewesen. Glücklicherweise hatten wir uns Aegina für Dienstag vorgenommen; war ganz anders als Naxos. Dieses Jahr waren wir auf Naxos recht faul, haben aber fünf wunderbare Stunden auf dem Fanari verbracht – mit ein paar Gänsegeiern. Dem Demetertempel haben wir uns in weitem Bogen zu Fuß genähert. Diese wunderbare Landschaft erschließt sich einem doch nur im Wander-Tempo.

Unserer Gastfamilie haben wir auch von der "critical mass" erzählt; das hatten sie schon gesehen. Aber der junge Sohn/Enkel fährt in Athen aber nur Bus und Bahn, sagte er.

In den nächsten Wochen werden wir die Flüge für 2014 raussuchen. Wir wollen versuchen zu pasca (dann wieder Ost = West) und im Sommer zu kommen. Uns bleibt also noch eine Chance.

Dir ola kala, Veit aus Hamburg

Posted by: Veit aus Hamburg at July 31,2013 17:18
Re: Vacations II - Return to Bike Island

Hallo Veit! Pech, dass wir uns verpasst haben, aber ein andermal klappt es bestimmt!

Posted by: betabug at August 08,2013 19:47
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