|Spoons at Gatwick|
|Standing room only|
Two days in to our trip and things have improved. We are exploring the mainland, based for the first couple of nights in the old walled Kastro near the lake in Ioannina. This university town nestles on the shores of a beautiful but polluted lake.
Up in the mountains near the Vikos Gorge and the villages of the Zagorohoria, the hillsides are strewn with salvia, clary of pink, purple and blue, acanthus, moon daisies, mallow and wild clematis. These are some of the sights we see:
|I gvneka tis Pindou - the tribute to the Pindos women who helped the soldiers|
|A lonely goatherd|
|A couple of old goats|
|A bridge too far|
|This is the spot where it happened|
However, he is insistent.
'As the song goes: you saw the crescent, I saw the whole of the moon,' he sighs.
Serves him right for pushing his way on to the plane and knocking out everything in his path.
That's it - for now. Next stop Metsovo and the devine Meteora.
Love Maddie x