Here’s Kathy sporting her ELM jacket. We were hiking up above the village of Loutro. A beautiful rugged landscape.
Here’s the big ferry picking us up at Loutro. A day later than we’d expected. Louto has a population of about 90 people. The ferry made three stops to off load various supplies. Here a truck with doors and windows is being off loaded onto the beach. See the people there relaxing on their beach chairs?
The big ferry took us on to Agia Roumelli. That’s the end of the line. The next ferry is this one. Somewhat smaller as you can see. It came crashing along through very large waves. Soon we we on board and heaving about on a very rough journey to Sougia. We were glad to get on shore!
Today to took a water taxi to Tripiti. As the sea was so rough we got dropped off further along the coast. We had to make our way back around a headland. For the most part we managed to escape getting soaked by the crashing waves. It was quite a clamber!
Here’s me climbing up from the coast after our exciting scramble. As you can see, it’s a fairly unforgiving coast line.
Our adventure along the rocky shore of a headland took over an hour of careful climbing up and down and around. Always keeping an eye on the waves.
During the day we climbed up to 400 metres to cross one head land, then down the other side. The going was quite tricky. This is the hardest section of the E4 trail. It is also reported to be the most scenic. We agree on both counts. It was a challenging hike.
Here I am at our highest point of the day. In the back ground you can see the village of Sougia. Our destination. It took us 7 hours to hike about 12 k. Now we did have an hour’s lunch break but even so – it was a hard day. We both loved it.