I NEED TO CROSS - but am anxious. Arsenis makes a great cup of coffee. And Alex talks about Askim.

Nov. 4: Felt the wind increase during the night. Need to cross to the mainland but am anxious about the waves. 

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I head into town to get a coffee and wait for the wind to die down.

I meet a great guy at a great coffee bar. Arsenis owns and runs Babel, a bakery serving prime coffee and great pastery with feta cheese.   

   Like most people, Arsenis wants to work and create a future. He dreams of backpacking around Latin-America. He will do it. I am sure of that. We talk about peace and challenges. He is a positive, inspiring guy. 

Like most people, Arsenis wants to work and create a future. He dreams of backpacking around Latin-America. He will do it. I am sure of that. We talk about peace and challenges. He is a positive, inspiring guy. 

I come across and paddle all the way to Sarakinio Beach. There a meet a the owner of Alex’s Bar, Alex. He treats me well while closing his place for the winter.

   Alex is good friends with the Mayor of Askim. It’s a small world.  

Alex is good friends with the Mayor of Askim. It’s a small world.  

Thw tent is up and am ready for another relaxing evening. 

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Nov. 3: Head out from Gouvia, say goodbye to my coastguard friends and paddle towards Lefkimmi. It’s a 40 km journey without a stop. I camp on the beach and have a small supper in the center. 

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Its a calm day. Make good mileage.  

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A lovely day. Beach is nice. Want to stay here. 

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The river - lovely.

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