Lindos, Quad Bikes and Bee Stings

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We hired a quad bike so we could explore Rhodes Island.  At 350ccs it was a bit underpowered and struggled with some of the hills, but it got us where we wanted to be.   As we passed the airport on the way down to the coast, we rode into a bee which stung Ashley right between the eyes.  This necessitated a quick stop for a frappe but all, at that stage, seemed to be well.

Pond Life02We headed off for butterfly valley which was very pretty, though there were no butterflies this early in the season.  There were quite a few tourists but no real crowds.  For some reason, the only pictures we took were of frogs and water boatmen.  The ones of the water boatmen did not come out very well…

After that we rode around a bit more and stopped in Psinthos for lunch.  Psinthos is a lovely village with a half a dozen tavernas ranged round a central square.  WeSting-day-1sampled two of these during our trip and the first was, we think, the best.  We had a plate of hot and cold mezzes and they were very good indeed.  The weather was windy and thing did blow off our table from time to time.  The local children were preparing for Easter.  All dressed up and carrying baskets, they progressed around the square collecting money and eggs.  Our table gave us a great opportunity to watch all this, and people in general.  The bee sting was starting to affect Ashley quite badly…

We then visited seven springs which was pleasant enough before heading for Lindos.  The beach area was quite chaotic and crowded so we returned to the highway and parked nearer to the top of the hill.  The town, the theatre and the Acropolis were not crowded.  Oh, there were some tourists, but we managed to keep them out of most of the photos!  It was still very windy and we had the privilege of watching a flock of lesser kestrels hunt the cliffs below the acropolis.  They were flying too fast for us to capture them with the camera.  The other tourists present did not seem to notice them.

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6 responses to “Lindos, Quad Bikes and Bee Stings

  1. . . where the bees s(tr)uck, there . . or words to that effect!

  2. Thankyou for this post. For someone like me, on the other side of the world, stories and photos like this are magical ☺

  3. I have a vision of Ashley with a frappe pressed to his face. Interesting first-aid.

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