Sometimes it is simply an act of ‘running away from home’ adult-style.
|Gerolimenas, Peloponnese Greece|
There was a break in the schedule of projects and chores at our Stone House on the Hill. The weather continued to tease with spring then slap us back into winter with another storm. Seeds had been planted but not yet sprouted. We had a window of opportunity. . .
|The Stone House on the Hill, The Mani, Greece|
So on a Sunday morning when the fickle weather offered brilliant blue sky to the left and storm clouds to the right, we gathered a change of clothes, our hiking shoes (‘just in case’) put out extra cat food, locked our doors and headed out.
|"Our point" in the Peloponnese|
We first went south to Gerolimenas for an overnight stay (less than two hours drive time) then across the point and up the east coast next morning (leisurely drive took all morning). Lunch in Githio and back across the point and the trip was done by 3 p.m.
Our Destination: The Hotel Owned by the ‘People from Seattle’
|Kyrimi Bed and Breakfast, Gerolimenas, Greece|
|We could have lived in this spacious room at Kyrimi|
Our Kirkland, Washington friends who moved to Greece and live down the road from us, tipped us off to the hotel as they have have friends back in Kirkland, who are also friends of Kostas and Linda.
The old phrase ‘timing is everything’ came into play as we arrived as they were packing up and heading out for a flight to Seattle. We had a brief ‘small-world-isn’t-it visit’ and promised to reconnect either here or there later in the year.
We didn’t unpack the hiking shoes – instead, we settled in to storm-watch.
|Our deck at Kyrimi Bed and Breakfast, Gerolimenas|
|Kyrimai Hotel, Gerolimenas, Greece|
Across the PointThe storm had heralded in a blanket of African sand that dimmed the horizon the next morning and our sightseeing was through a hazy sepia colored atmospheric lens.
|Off from Gerolimenas, heading south|
|Wild flowers brighten a wild-fire sticken area on the east coast|
|Gythio, on the east coast of our point|
But first we went to the car wash – Hi Ho Silver had gotten a bit dusted!
For those who might be heading this way and want to know more about the hotel run by ‘those people from Seattle’, I am adding this photo: You can reach them in the U.S. by calling 206 938 3348.
Linking up this week with:
Through My Lens
Our World Tuesday
Travel Photo Thursday –
Best of Weekend