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Driving day

I got an interesting “job” from a friend. Try to sell advertisement for an application. The application is for smart phone and iPhone and I like it. It is a useful tavern, restaurant guide for Crete. I never did this kind of staff, so I thought why not to try. Free time I have more than enough.

Of course my thought was to do some geocaching on the way to the taverns.

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My feeling was positive in the morning when I started with caching and it was an FTF. Kirmousi church is a fantastic place especially in a “spring” morning. I parked the car not too far. The walk till the church was magic. The birds are singing and the flowers are opening. It was a happy moment. Near the church I had to cross a stream. I wasn’t in boots and I didn’t want to get dirty at all. So I crossed it in the bushes not to get muddy my new white trainers.

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To found the box wasn’t easy, but for an FTF you have to do efforts. (It isn’t on the wall; it is in the wall of the church.) Just imagine what I was climbing around!

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With a successful start of the day I was ready to go to make some business. I hike over a hill to get closer, faster to the car. O my shortcuts!

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On top I saw my car is much lower what I thought. My black pans didn’t stay clear. Next time,if there is a next time, I have to bring caching clothing and shoes too.

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My target was mainly Sivas, Matala, Kalamaki area. I was sure some tavern will be open and they will be interested in this good application. I got a BIG surprise. The whole Crete is closed up for winter. Not even a good coffee!!??

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I go out the country side in winter time a lot but I never realize how many places are open or closed. Mostly I am walking on the fields, dirt roads with an apple in my bag.

To cheer me up I went for Kamilari tomb cache. It is a great place in the olive groves. I found the box easy. At this kind of caches I love to do the maintainance too.

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After started too hunt more open places. NOTHING.

Matala dream cache is definitely not there, but I don’t mind. There aren’t many places what not attract me in Crete but one is Matala “village”. It is a nice bay, but in land are only ugly buildings.

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I didn’t swim. I didn’t want to spend the time from “work”. Then I drove up at a hill top of Komos. That was the perfect place for my apple and this is a great place for a box next time.

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From here I drove South of Psiloritis through a lot of small villages and different landscape.

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This year the winter is warm, not much snow left on the mountains.

At the end I arrived at Arkadi Monastery.

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It is time to record the E4 signs at a list. Last time I saw a lot.

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The Cretan Trail Caches are getting more and more. If somebody like to place a cache on the trail is welcome. Just get contact with me-about the bonus letter-before publishing. With pleasure I can do the maintenance too.

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One response to “Driving day

  1. Oh! I love Crete and I love looking at your photos! Thanks for posting them!

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