around Crete in 50 days - Day 36 from Fournados to Kissamos
Burned calories 521
Distance 10,5 km
Walking hours 01h 56'
Pulse at arrival 76
Weather: Sunny, sometimes cloudy. North wind and cold. Average 14C
Woke up at 07.30. Prepared myself a coffee and left
Annie at about 08.30 after a long and good sleep. She was already busy
with some workers, helping her in the garden. It is still a bit windy,
16C and cloudy. Since I found the problem on my left foot (a piece of
the nail was growing into the skin of a tow) in Profitis Ilias, and I
took care of it (painful !), I am walking much better.. Finally.
I am at the fishing harbor of Kavonisio and walking on the main road
again.. Scary... Especially to cross it at the level of the Agios Prodromos
church, built in a cave.
09.45 Arrival at Kasteli Kissamos. 22C now and
nearly no wind. When I enter the center at 10.00 I take my breakfast
at "Xirouhakis" restaurant / taverna,
in Kissamos since 1968. Friendly welcome. I order "omeletta" (what
else ?) and bread with marmalade, together with a good coffee. Kasteli
is a "city", big place with a lot of activity.. Everywhere
While looking for an internet cafe, I got a call from
Despina, working at the office of Stuart Simon. Stuart arranged the overnight
for me in Drapanias and Kolimbari. She said that I could stay in Stuart's
place at Kasteli and would give me a lift to the start of the walk in
Kolimbari, from where she will bring me back after tomorrows walk.. So
I change plans a bit. Today I stay in Kasteli. Tomorrow I'll walk to
Kolimbari, passing and staying a while in Drapianas.
The day after tomorrow,
Despina will bring me to Kolimbari from where I will continue to Platanias.
Very good arrangement, giving me time to explore Kasteli a bit.. Doing
so I discover an old Venetian well (1510), still working... Many old
Venetian houses, each of them with a huge palm tree in the small front
garden... Despina brings me to my overnight place to leave my backpack
and drives me back to the internet cafe... What a service ! All reports
are sent now...
Well, it is 14.00 and the cafe closes... I'll be back
for the rest of the reports after 17.30.. No problem.
I walked around
a bit and drank my "elleniko
sketto" in taverna "Petra". Tonight I'll have a local
meal in a very nice town at the border of the Aegean sea...