Day 62. 58km. Kavala – Xanthi

Posted: November 15, 2014 in Cycling, Greece
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I love playing with the fridge magnet game – putting sentences together with the words provided. Here are the words for today: rain, grey, road-death memorial, Petropigi, Paradeisos, Virgin Forest of Libidoitis, screw, rubber gloves, dodgy sauce, musky oregano for young children.

Xanthi - town of the pharmacies in the rain

Xanthi – town of the pharmacies in the rain

It was also a day of singing – in the rain. I can’t sing to save myself, and I pity James who had to listen to it. (My friend Ed from Delft is much better at singing.) My mother used to sing a song about Constantinople. And, in Kavala, we were 460km away from it.

Constantinople

Constantinople

Closer to Istanbul

Closer to Istanbul

A stop near Petropigi turned into a longer affair as James’ tyre was screwed.

Tyre is screwed

Tyre is screwed

Still, it was a pleasant ride passing Paradeisos and the Virgin Forest of Libidoitis.

We should have taken the road to Paradise

We should have taken the road to Paradise

We saw lots of road-death memorials. In Australia we call them ‘black-spots’, where people die on the road. A few days ago we passed where people can buy these memorials – just out of Thessaloniki next to the Titan Concrete works.

Road-death memorial

Road-death memorial

James, the carnivore, was keen on some flesh for dinner, so we went and had some at the local Greek restaurant. I didn’t order the dodgy sauce, though, or the musky oregano for young children.

Greek delights

Greek delights

Our hotel room looks like a bomb hit it.

Bomb

Bomb

Tomorrow the weather forecast is – drumroll – rain. After that it is going to clear up. We have decided to head off to Zlatograd in the Bulgarian mountains. There they are bound to be some curves in the roads, and a few less trucks.

Comments
  1. dvanderzwaan says:

    En weer een week voorbij weer heerlijk genoten van je foto’s en de verhalen. Griekenland!! Beren op je pad regen mist droog… en de plekjes waar jij je tent opslaat! Die priester mag je ook wel onder de wijze mannen scharen wat mij betreft, wat een gastvrijheid! Wat ken jij veel mensen en dan de teller op 5000 en 6000 wat heerlijk om dit te vieren met cheescake en dan nu tot slot al die gedenkhuisjes langs de weg… dit is voor mijn gevoel wel iets wat bij Griekenland hoort maar het blijft indrukwekkend (althans dat vonden wij). Het was weer genieten van je verhalen. groetjes Trudi en een goede droge week 🙂

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