Photos & web page: Mad Dog
The starting point and circle - just off Tatoiou street
The trail (rotated to allow more detail)
Altitude profile of the trail (showing about a 100m vertical range)
Before the run
Mountain Goat gives the low-down on the trail
The Run and Walk
The walkers set off in a different direction from the runners
Mountain Goat kicks a check to show the way in case a runner turns up late
MG points out a check - and it seems a good opportunity for a photo with Fair Cop
Rear Entry returns from checking
Mad Dog and Rear Entry on trail
Into the shiggy
Oops! Who slipped and fell in the brush
For some reason this tree in the forest gets decorated and re-decorated for Christmas. Nice idea!
The hare stops to tighten his laces
We come across an old tortoise
Rear Entry poses with it
The back-gate to the Tatoiou Royal Estate
View of the local peak on which there is an ancient fortress
Fair Cop and Clitoria
The hare's down-down
Flying Club DIO for Rear Entry
Group down-down for Rear Entry, Mountain Goat and Mad Dog
The Aris Taverna in Varibobi
Lots of meat and good value at 15 euros each
The Pork Shank (Kotsi Hirinou) and sausage (Loukaniko) were particularly delicious
dessert at the end of the meal...
The directions to the hash - for the record
Sunday 3rd February 11am
Hare: Mountain Goat
On Inn: tba
From wherever you come:
Follow the road signs to Varibobi, cross the Varibobi Bridge (Flyover) the National Road to Lamia, continue on this windy road, that after a while becomes a long straight road going slightly uphill, at the junction with the road coming from Tatoi Airport turn right [watch the STOP sign!] do not turn left towards Varibobi village - and continue straight.
At the end of this road you will be forced to turn left (because straight on leads to the closed gate to the ex- Kings residence).
Follow this road for about 1 km, until you will see the usual parking spot on your right. This will be our meeting place.
If you pass the group of taverns (Thea, Panorama and Aghios Mercourios on your right hand side of the road, where the Fire Squad normally is stationed on the left side, this will mean that you have gone too far. Turn around and drive back for some meters and then turn left (as you will be coming now down the hill) into the parking lot.
The run will start here.
GPS coordinates For Sat Navvies: GPS: 38.14393, 23.79378
Lost? Still drunk from Saturday night? Directionally challenged?? Just daft as a brush????
Call the hare: MG 6973 33 01 67