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Field Work in the Mountains

I must take my hat off to the geologists. As you’ve noticed by now, the terrain in the Rodophes wasn’t easy.

Gorgona Region

It’s rocky and steep, and the weather for most of the week was around 10C or colder on the hilltops. The only tracks to be had were ones made by goats, which on a precipice, made for a hair-raising walk.

Gorgona Region

Since my balance isn’t very good at the best of times, I didn’t really fancy being out all day in such conditions, so for most of the week I watched Hubby and P walk into the hills.

Gorgona Region

Meanwhile, I watched the scenery and the goats go by. Being in the mountains, the light changes constantly, providing many photo opportunities.

Gorgona Region

I also did some painting. Having bought a small set of watercolours and a pocket sketchbook in London, they came to good use.

Scenes from Thrace

Scenes from Thrace

At the end of the day, the satisfied geologists returned with several kilos of rock specimens. I was quite happy with a full page.

Scenes from Thrace