Posts Tagged ‘Edessa’


Sometimes it is not about the journey, but about the destination. Today was not as wet, and the road was straight and flat. Extremely uninspiring landscape under grey skies. We moved into overdrive, and steamed along the semi-freeway, though industrial areas to Thessaloniki. It is great to see Ioanna again from my past life working for Philips and the HeartCycle EU Project.

Some industry

Some industry

We caught our first glimpse of the sea since Montenegro.

On the Aegean Sea

On the Aegean Sea

Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki

James and I bought a little gift for Ioanna. Something to tweet about!

Something to tweet about

Something to tweet about

Ioanna and Tweety

Ioanna and Tweety

Looking out over Thessaloniki with Ioanna

Looking out over Thessaloniki with Ioanna

And we practiced our camp cheesecake. We are now all ready to celebrate Jame’s 6000km and my 5000km.

Cheesecake

Cheesecake


Today we found the three wise men, bearing kajmak, Choco Lips and Šir. One of them gave us quite a shock. The Gods also delivered water in copious quantities today, direct from the heavens. James and I both agree, through, that rain is preferable to a head-wind. We are now snuggled up in front of a wood fire in Edessa.

The four wise men

The four wise men

The local priest was lovely, letting us camp in front of the church, use the toilet, and he even gave us a loaf of bread. Great guy!

The priest

The priest

The rain was relentless today, meaning that we stopped frequently to warm up and drink some coffee (James) and hot chocolate (me). We were showered with gifts in Arnissa – local apples and liqueur. We are receiving a warm welcome in an unfortunately wet country.

Planning our route forward

Planning our route forward

And there is nothing better than sitting in front of a wood fire after a wet day on the road. 🙂

Our guesthouse in Edessa

Our guesthouse in Edessa