Promyri-Lyri-Promyri Sunday 21st November 2010

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Confusion reigned while the sun shone on a beautiful November morning in Promyri. The cause of the confusion was the choice of clothing; several layers of clothing were being discarded as some of us were clearly overdressed for what was going to be a very warm day. I was particularly concerned for the lady who was warming up for the walk in purple block high heels and tightly fitted cream satin suit. It was a relief when she set off in the opposite direction to which we were headed.

Sue and Christian led this circular walk which had attracted a group of more than 20. We enjoyed walking through the pretty village of Promyri and on to the Kalderimi and agricultural roads.

Sue and Christian had planned to show us an old disused Olive Press. It was quite difficult to find as it was off the track and had become very overgrown since they had last walked the route. Chris soon whipped out his tools, handed them round and a path to the door was quickly cleared. We were all amazed to see the amount of machinery still inside. Many of us were full of ideas for renovating the building and machinery and turning it into a working museum.

We continued toward Lyri and found that a long stretch of road had recently been dug out in a dramatic fashion!

We crossed the riverbed and started the climb back to Promyri. The views were superb all round, looking down over Lyri and up to Promyri. A little way from Promyri Dimitris pointed out a Lotus tree with an abundance of fruit, we were in an avenue of trees including Fig and Mulberry.

We crossed a ford close to Promyri, it was very sad to see it was heavily polluted with oil or wine residue! Even though we had wine and oil buffs in our party, none stepped forward to taste and identify the source of the pollution.  From there it was a short, stiff climb back to the vehicles. Most of the walkers then went on to Stathis taverna where lunch had been arranged.

Thanks to Christian and Sue for sharing their walk with us.

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