Ah, the good life

Trip Start Apr 29, 2006
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Trip End Nov 15, 2007


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Wednesday, August 2, 2006

2.8.06

Nikiti camping
Sithonia Peninsula on Kasandra Bay, near Thessalonika Bay, Agean Sea, Greece

As we left Achladion Beach, I noticed a shower on the beach a little further down and I asked Des to stop on the Esplanade while I quickly grabbed my towel and shampoo from the side drawer of the car and washed my hair. It was cold and refreshing. Lou and Lynn had just gone on ahead so I jumped back into the car wet. We set off again around the first right hand bend, I noticed in my rear vision mirror, the side drawer of the camper sliding wide open and a truck trying to pass hooting madly. "The drawer is open!" I yelled to Des. He got a hell of a fright and quickly jumped out to fix the problem.

We took the ferry back to Glyfa and drove about 400 kilometers through Thessalonika (which appeared too busy for us to camp near) to Nikiti Camp Ground which we also found by accident, like most of our camp sites, they're not planned we just come upon them.

There was a tiny sign on the main road which read 'To The Beach', well that was enough for us. Earlier on the freeway signs warned us that free camping is forbidden, although that hasn't stopped some tourists camping on the beach outside Nikiti Camp Ground. I think it's tolerated if it's only for 24 hours. We haven't seen any police patrols anywhere is Greece, no speed cameras or radar traps, it's all pretty casual really.

We've been in Nikiti Camp Ground for 3 nights now and we're working on Greek time. We get up at about 9 or 10 if we feel like it, go for a swim, eat fruit, drink coffee and beer, chat with the locals, go for a bike ride, followed by a swim and a shower, eat, drink some more, teach the kids English and in no time at all it's midnight. The children don't go to bed before midnight, which the parents don't mind because then they can all sleep in together.

Lynn has cut Lou's hair again and it's time I did Des's too. Power plugs are always a problem. If we buy anything electrical, like the hair cutters, the Charly scooter and the extension cord, the plugs need to be stripped off and different ones put on, usually a camp ground manager has some from other countries.

Anyway, I'm off for a swim now.
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