So, back from Crete and back into reality of Grey and Wet and Cold ....
I know I complained about he heat when I went out four weeks ago and the weather this time around was very nice indeed - though best to listen to the whole conversation when someone says - "come as you are .... but bring a jumper for the evening" and not just the "come as you are bit"...
Especially if you are near a village that sounds particularly like Annoyah -
Crete is a one of the most mountainous islands of Europe with high mountain ranges crossing the island from West to East. They are composed of limestone. The geological upheavals which created basins and plateaus also formed a large number of impressive caves, many of which were used for religious purposes during antiquity. The mountains of Crete make up a section of the Dinaric -Taurus chain, which starts in the Dinaric Alps and comprises the mountains of Albania, Pindus, the Peloponnese, Kythira - Antikythira, Crete, Karpathos and Rhodos, and ends in Taurus in Asia Minor.
On Crete these massifs form three large mountain complexes and in between some lower mountains and semi-mountainous zones. The biggest mountain range is in Western Crete, the White Mountains or "Lefka Ori” with the Pachnes (2453m) as its highest peak. In the middle of the island Mount Ida, a single elongated mountain mass whose highest peak is Timios Stavros (2456 m.), the highest point in Crete. In eastern Crete there are the Dikti Mountains with the highest peak of 2148m.
|Vamos in Winter|
"In the middle of the island you find Mount Ida, or Psiloritis, a single elongated mountain mass whose highest peak is Timios Stavros (2456 m.), the highest point in Crete. The Ida mountains are located in the prefecture of Rethymnon. On its slopes lies the cave Idaion Andron, in which, according to legend, Zeus was born. On the south side of the mountain massive is the green Amari valley. Interesting features are the plateau of Nida and the forest of Ruva on the east side. The observatory of the University of Crete is located on the secondary peak Skinakas at 1750m."
|Road Trip and Walking Trip|
|Note the Coats and Wrappings|
|And the warm Jumpers|
|But the views are still spectacular|
|And places int he shade (It was very Windy as well)|
|Views over the Plateau|
|and into the Mountains|
Glass of Chateau 41 ? Don't mind if I do -
And maybe a plate of baked beans on toast with an egg on top
Can't fault it