And I just realized I took all my photo equipment except the extra battery and charger. I hope there's enough juice in the camera...
I drove into the first hotel that seemed fancy to me and got myself a (tiny bit expensive) room for the night. I'm happy with my choice though, it seems nice.
The soundproofing isn't for very rough sex though. Thankfully I'm alone. :-P
Beer and snacks for the time being. Cheers!
This pub is interesting for a rural Greek town
Some photos from the trip today.
Snowy mountains snapped from a highway bridge
More snowy mountains over some fields this time
One more. Unfortunately they turned the lights off at 1:30AM and I couldn't snap many more of these. I might wait for dusk tomorrow if I don't get too sleepy.
The breakfast in this hotel is very nice. I spent this week's cheat meal on it and I don't regret it one bit. No photo, of my plate, I ate it all before thinking to snap one :-P
Coffee time now and then back to the room for a final nap and gathering my things.
The bartender/proprietor of yesterday's pub offered to buy me a coffee this morning and I took him up for it. I didn't want to inconvenience him much so I said, "whatever, just no sugar" when he asked what kind of coffee I wanted.
I love how the default is ice cold coffee even with 8°C outside.
I think I'll stay until dusk because this view has potential at night.
Now I'm off to trikala in search of food.
Capuccino and photo editing
The road between Trikala and Kalampaka shows the signs of the financial depression intensely. From the series of abandoned car dealerahips to a lonely grafittied underpass of an elevated freeway that never happened sticking out of the ground like an arch of triumph it shows what crappy decade the 10's were. Let's hope for a brighter 20's.
And with a couple of more night shots, a very late beginning of the trip home. It's going to be well past midnight when I finally get there.
Home! I love driving at night. I expected some holiday return traffic but it was just me and the truckers. Temperatures ranged from -6 to +6°C during the trip, it took a bit more than four hours including a refueling for me and the car. Oh, and I paid 3.60 for a can of monster energy drink. I feel ripped off. Anyway time to carry all that photo gear upstairs now. Hope the elevator is fixed 🤞
@subca I suppose there are similar rock formations there? Haven't seen it. I only know that our folklore says that our version of Santa Claus (Saint William/Άγιος Βασίλης) is from there.
@cybette thanks! It's a lake about an hour north of Athens. I think it's Yliki, one of the four artificial lakes that provide us with drinking water, and the 3rd oldest.
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