Run 1728 (Sunday 9th January 2011)
Hare: Mountain Goat
Photographer: Mad Dog
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- T H E T R A I L -
The starting point
& circle (P): 38° 6'53.84"N, 23°49'34.86"E
Altitude: 289 metres above sea level
Trail cartographic Length = 7.1 km
Parking & circle from 815m up
The trail from 2.5 km up
11.1 km up
- B E F O R E T H E R U N -
>>>>> Panoramic view showing the abandoned furniture showrooms and the National Road
A group photo before the run / walk
- T H E R U N -
Runners & walkers head-off together into the open area behind the furniture showrooms
"We're not going down there" say Clitoria and Doggie Style
Look what the harriettes are missing!
Mountain Goat shows the way across the stream
Fair Cop finds a staff and uses it to help him cross
Mountain Goat tosses the staff to Rim Job
Rim Job daringly pole-vaults across the stream.
A split second later the staff snaps in two - but Rim Job lands safely & dry
The harriettes wave as they make their own trail
>>>>> Panoramic view looking back at the old furniture showrooms and the National Road
Down and up the gouged trails made by countless motorbikes
The hare Mountain Goat kicks a check
(to indicate the way to any following runner)
>>>>>>> Panoramic view showing the runners following the undulating motorbike trails
Crossing the railway tracks after a locomotive had just passed
Wild cranberries on bushes dotted along the paths
On On through scenic woodland
>>>>>>> Panoramic view of an extensive but abandoned agricultural area
Mud, glorious mud!
Mountain Goat shows us his false trail down into the river bed - guarded by barking farm dogs
Telephoto shot of the farm dogs on the other side of the river bed (Rema in Greek)
View of the overgrown river bed - formed by run-off from Mount Parnitha
Mad Dog photographs himself in a large abandoned mirror
(Strange thing to find in a field)
Back to the railway tracks ... but instead of crossing them, lets go under the tunnel...
OK here's the tunnel underpass
Mountain Goat ventures inside
Oops! Motor bikes coming through from the other direction
We see not only motor bikes but a huge puddle at the other end.
So the runners take the route over the tracks to avoid wading through water and mud
However, there was more mud to come
Fair cop skirting around the deep mud
Down into another (deeper) river bed
Rim Job leads the way followed by Fair Cop and Mountain Goat
Crossing the stream
Careful does it!
Showing the steep sides of the river bed (rema)
Dumped (stolen) car in the river
>>>>> Panoramic view on the way back
Flowers blooming too early due to the mild January weather
On-in sign - Blue coloured flour sprinkled on the grass
Walking through the abandoned furniture showrooms
On our return we find that Rear Entry, Spy Shagger & little Sophia have arrived
- T H E C I R C L E -
The hare's DIO
The circle - Doggie Style requesting to say something
Doggie Style explains the walker's decision not to follow the hare's trail
The walkers Doggie Style & Clitoria jovially simulate their walking
...and get the usual DIO punishment
Mad Dog's turn - for watering the trail
Get it down!
Rim Job - for a bad hair day?
Not far to go for lunch - the McDonald's arch in the background - just walking distance
- T H E T A V E R N A -
Arriving at the McDonalds on the National Road slip road at Varibobi
Sophia excitedly climbs inside the tubes in the play area
McDonald's 1 euro special offers
Rim Job with Doggie Style & Clitoria - misbehaving at the counter
Clitoria poses with her nice healthy caesar's salad
The girl on the till is not used to customers behaving in these strange ways
Rear Entry & Mountain Goat
We all sit outside in the warm sunshine - surely this can't be January??
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