Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Autumn walk in Tripi, close to Sparta

One of my Dutch friends had her birthday and invited a couple of Dutch "ladies" for coffee and lunch and ...a surprise. We were all very eager to find out what the surprise was. She took us just 5 minutes with the car to a lovely spot. We drove down into a mountain gorge, parked our cars along the stream and went walking.

This is me, with my backpack!

The night before there had been a lot of rain and early in the morning it was still very cloudy. On our way to the gorge, the sun peeked every now and then through the clouds.

Here it is still cloudy, a very moist atmosphere, with the sun trying to break through.

And there came the sun!

A little pool was formed with extremely clear water. You could swim in there. The water would be freezing though. When my husband was a teenager they went there to swim.

In the winter, a waterfall is coming down here. After 3 months of no rain and 45 degrees Celsius I am surprised that that there is still water!

. This was a real surprise. Such a beautiful spot.

We had a nice walk and after that we were of course hungry and went back to my friends place for lunch.
What a nice day!


  1. Mooi zo'n verrassing: een mooie wandeling naar een prachtige plek! Het is daar mooi!
    En je rugtas is prachtig!

    Lieve groet,

  2. Αντα μου, τι όμορφες δημιουργίες είναι αυτές που φτιάχνεις! Ενθουσιάστηκα με όλες τις δουλειές σου!! Τα συγχαρητήριά μου! Θα σε παρακολουθώ με μεγάλο ενδιαφέρον και ευχαρίστηση!!!

    1. Τα έχει παίξει ο blogger, και δεν μπορώ να γραφτώ στους αναγνώστες σου...
      Θα επιστρέψω, σύντομα... :)

  3. What a nice surprise from your friend to take you to that beautiful place !!! I wish I could be there!
    Your backpack is gorgeous!

  4. Τι όμορφο το bagpack σου, Άντα μου!!
    Και η εκδρομή σας τέλεια.

  5. Wat een verrassing en wat een mooie natuur! En je rugzak is heel leuk. Trouwens die quilt uit je vorige blogje ook, prachtige kleuren!
    Groetjes, Cisca

  6. i love your creations!!!Patchwork always amazes me!I can't subscribe to your followers now because of a blogger problem i'll try again another time!

  7. Wat een heerlijke plek Ada en dat heldere water, als het heet is moet het daar wel een soort oase zijn. Ik vind je backpack echt superleuk, daar moet je wel veel complimenten voor krijgen.
    Groeten, Janneke

  8. What a wonderful birthday party your friend gave you and herself.
    There are so many beautiful wild spots at the foot of Taygetus that I hope you celebrate many more birthdays with surprises