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The Island of Evia - A Greek Holiday

Day 2 ... Platanistos to Potami   

West Essex Ramblers walked this on Thursday, 28th April 2011

We set off down a lane

We set off down a lane

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

There is a river near Platanistos, which joins another river etc. until it reaches Potami. I believe that's roughly the route we took. It was quite easy to walk and near our first break there were plenty of flowers.

The Goats needed to be walked through

We passed  goats on our path

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

The steep slope was slightly rough underfoot

The steep slope was slightly rough underfoot

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

A Bridge to cross

A bridge to cross

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

The Bridge from 2 different angles

The bridge from 2 different angles

Click for 2 photos

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Flowers

Flowers

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Waterfall

Waterfall

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Flowers

Flowers

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Flowers

Flowers

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Flowers

Flowers

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

A Drinks Break

A Drink Break

Click for 3 photo’s as panorama

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

We slipped off the route to visit an historic site which had virtually disappeared, unfortunately, I can't remember what it was called. Then there was a threshing circle where we stopped for lunch.

A Goat Farm

Goat Farm

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Wall (ruins)

Wall (ruins)

Photographer: Harry Hawkins


Ruins

Ruins

Photographer: Harry Hawkins


We left the  Historic Site

We left the historic site

and returned to the original route

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

A View of a River

A view of a river

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

A Threshing Circle

A Threshing Circle

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

I ate Lunch in a dried up but pretty ditch

I ate lunch in a dried up but pretty ditch

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Path flowers

Flowery Path

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

We followed close to a river, away from its edge, then by the bank and finally along the river bed. More flowers of course and there were many tadpoles in a stream. Fortunately I stopped to photograph some orange trees because a flock of sheep appeared, right on cue, to have their pictures taken - then more flowers!

Flowers

Flowers

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

The stream was shallow today

The stream was shallow today

It probably floods in rainy periods

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Tadpoles

Tadpoles

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Orange Trees

Orange Trees

Photographer: Harry Hawkins


The horse watched as sheep forded the river

The horse watched as sheep forded the river

Click for 2 Photos - The shepherd had a mule

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

The Ubiquitous Burnt Tree

The Ubiquitous Burnt Tree

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Flowers

Flowers

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

More Flowers

More Flowers

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

And even more Flowers, up a side Path

And even more flowers, up a side path

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

We paused for a break on this River bed

We paused for a break on this river bed

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

During the short afternoon break, as I stalked a bird for a photo, I tripped damaging the camera's lens cover - my idea of a break. (After this many of my photos needed the attention of Photoshop to remove a black shadow caused by the lens cover not being fully open ( the camera is sorted now). Later there was a relaxing moment as we snacked on the biggest portions of cheese and salad I have ever seen.

Bird, a Stilt, fishing in the river

A Stilt Fishing

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Cafe at Potami

"Salad" cafe by the beach at Potami

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Cafe Store

The Cafe Store

Photographer: Harry Hawkins