21 results found for May, 2013

Winded

Winded

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Though the wind and the insects had completely silenced in the night, the gusty weather was waiting in the wings for morning. We woke up at 5:30 sharp, with the first signs of dawn, and packed up our camp, hoping to be on the road before the farm workers made it out to the fields. […]

Stealth Mode

Stealth Mode

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With nowhere in particular to go, we slept late and took it easy this morning. Our ferry was scheduled to leave at 2:30 and so we took the morning to work, read, and sleep. Around noon, we decided to head to a nearby beach a few kilometers away. We made it to the end of […]

Music Festival

Music Festival

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Once we’d eaten and gotten a little work done, we headed into town for the music festival, tonight being held right at the old port. We walked over as darkness fell and the town lit up.   We slid right in on the second row and listened to a half dozen performers, one in particular […]

Bike Swim Bike Swim Bike

Bike Swim Bike Swim Bike

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After our lovely scooter powered day on Skiathos, we were excited to do a repeat here on Skopelos. We went from rental shop to rental shop, and were told over and over that it is “impossible” to rent a scooter in the EU with just a car license. Since we’d just done it yesterday I […]

Island Hopping

Island Hopping

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Sometime late last night, we decided that the neighboring island of Skopelos was on our agenda, so we packed up our gear in preparation for a ferry departing today at an unknown time. The way things worked out required us to scramble a little bit if we wanted to cram in another swim, but the […]

Crazy Cat Lady

Crazy Cat Lady

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We’d been busy with our scooter yesterday, unfortunately leaving us a pile of work undone that needed to be tackled today. We got up early and drove to the store for groceries before returning our ride and getting to work. The shopping trip was completely unremarkable except for the tiny kitten running from aisle to […]

Azure Bliss

Azure Bliss

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This morning holds unknown. We’ve made no plans. Breakfast is slow, we ponder over a map of the island. After a while, we determine, we will rent a scooter and tour the far other side of the island where we’re told, the roads get too steep for even scooters, much less bikes. With all of […]

Skiathos by Day

Skiathos by Day

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I wake up still carrying the stress of homelessness from last night. I don’t want to wake up, pack up all my stuff, and go do yet another bout of negotiating where we will sleep tonight. Unfortunately, I also have no desire to stay here, in the middle of town when there is a whole […]

Off Road

Off Road

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Six AM and Ben and I are jamming stuff back into our panniers, ready to get going. Arms full of food, I squat down to fill our food bags. Halfway, I’m met with searing pain in my back. I recoil and the awkward movement unbalances me. In an instant I find myself flat on my […]

A Thank You

A Thank You

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Before we’ve been gone too long, I just wanted to put out a widespread “thank you” to our friends and family at home who helped us get out on the road. With a lead time of three weeks, we were admittedly pressed for time as we pulled our trip together. Beyond that, injury and the general unknowns […]

Egg Thief

Egg Thief

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By the time we made it to our room last night, we were spent completely beyond what would be healthy for a cycling regimen that needs to be repeated nearly every day. My face felt hot and my back hurt to bend at all. We napped pretty well all afternoon, got up for a short […]

Kindness

Kindness

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Butterflies. As we packed up our bikes and pointed them north, the knowledge that we needed to ride out of the metropolis of Athens was making me really nervous. The city boasts some intense traffic and the roads aren’t great either. Also, did I mention that neither of us have attempted a real ride on […]