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Gav’s flying visit and a very quiet Xmas in Crete – 12th Dec to New Years Eve 2016

Gav’s flying visit and a very quiet Xmas in Crete – 12th Dec to New Years Eve 2016

Monday 12th December to Sunday 18th Monday we’re both so tired this morning after our walk yesterday and Jac’s visit that neither of us want to get up. But finally we manage it and after fighting heavy Monday morning commuter traffic and long queues I return to the basement to finish painting. Daz returns to block one; patch painting, caulking and removing mold on pipes. Tuesday we’re shattered again. The wind has really picked up and the shutters and windows…

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Workaway in Makry Gialos and Jacs visit!- 21st Nov to 11th Dec 2016

Workaway in Makry Gialos and Jacs visit!- 21st Nov to 11th Dec 2016

  Monday 21st to Friday 25th November Now that Mary’s gone we need to get on with the checklist for each apartment. The jobs include cleaning door handles, cleaning and painting A/C vents and extractor fans, replacing caulking around the bath, patch painting walls, repairing doors and shutters then painting, mattress checks and furniture checks. We need to decide what needs doing and what doesn’t. This keeps us busy for the next few days. Before starting on this we complete…

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Athens to Makry Gialos, Crete – 9 to 20th Nov 2016

Athens to Makry Gialos, Crete – 9 to 20th Nov 2016

Wednesday 9th November Athens We are awake after a good night’s sleep. Fillipos has gone to work, but we chat with Jean-Christophe and Fabienne about our respective travels. Daz pops to a bike shop with JC as they need more boxes to pack their bikes for the flight to Cyprus but when they get there it’s shut. We’ve put a wash on and once it’s finished and hung out it’s time for sightseeing. First we need to catch a bus…

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Dubrovnik to Athens – 24th October to 8th Nov 2016

Dubrovnik to Athens – 24th October to 8th Nov 2016

  Monday 24th October Dubrovnik to Ploćice Distance: 40.56km Average: 8.75 kmh Top Speed: 58.17 kmh Total Distance: 9425.43 km It’s a long, slow climb out of Dubrovnik but the views back down on the city make it worthwhile. We’re just by the airport, probably 20km out of Dubrovnik, when we meet Peter, a cycle tourer. He’s only been out for a few weeks, he flew into Bulgaria and will fly out of Dubrovnik tomorrow. Daz knows of him from…

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