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Sunset on Spilli Plain

September 9, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

For something a bit closer to home, we head a short 10 minute drive round the back of Spili mountain to the goat herding plains above. The church that marked the start of our walk turned out to be the Church of Theologos, and as the saints day was approaching, the men were busily putting up the lighting between the trees for the festivities. Next to a particularly impressive hollow tree, we all refreshed ourselves in the spring by the rocks, slowly getting more used to the massive yellow tailed hornets that were sharing our drinking spot.

 

The lovely church of Theologos in the Spilli Plain

Gently we would our way up the goat and cart tracks taking pictures of the low moon until we were rewarded with a view of Psiloritis, the highest mountain in Crete, out over the Amari Valley. With a dusty walk down in the setting sun, it was back home for some rustic bread and delicious mother-in-law (Julia) cooking.
 

 

homeward bound after a long day out


 

and finally - sunset over the white mountains from the terrace with a PET bottle of local wine.

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