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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Kefalonia walk to Krani

4.5 hrs hike today in temps 31c. This is a proper hike and it needed proper shoes and leg protection. Guess what? We had neither.
This is ancient Cyclopean archeology. A fortification dating back to the 5th century BC.
There are many walls in a variety of conditions but the marvellous thing is they are straight and use rocks which beggars belief at how they managed to assemble them. Hence it must have been a Cyclops that built it.
I did a right daft thing as well and got hold of a Prickly Pear. The obvious point is in the name, Prickly. So I ended up with about 20 painful spines stuck in my hand which took a good 5 minutes to get out. Some were small, hair like spikes whilst others were obvious like a hedgehog's. Any road, they hurt. Not something I will do again.
Due to the lack of decent shoes, sheila only had loose sandals we couldn't explore the whole acropolis. Next time we will be better prepared. The images show the terrain quite well I hope.
Total distance around 10km
And again 4 goes now at sending. Photos being deleted. Blogger? Ha.

7 comments:

Sir Hugh said...

Prickly pear spines: sounds like a job for the tweezers on my Swiss Army Knife.

AlanR said...

I wish I had one but they don’t allow knives with only hand luggage on the plane. Luckily we got them all out and not much swelling of the fingers.
Great walk though.

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afootinthehills said...

Looks a super day out, Prickly pears aside. You’re obviously having a great holiday.

AlanR said...

Thanks Gibson. We love it here, it’s like home. Unfortunately yesterday Sheila’s mum was rushed into hospital again so it was a very stressful 36 hrs. She was in resus for a while but came out ok. Doctors are assessing fitting a pacemaker. She needs to be a bit stronger though. Catch 22.

Dawn Linney said...

Amazing scenery, looks lovely. Sorry to hear about Sheila's mum. Hope she is on the mend soon.

AlanR said...

Thanks Dawn. We loved this walk and will do more next year. Thanks for asking after Dorothy she is now on the up and was released from hospital.

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