28. Plakias to the quiet beaches Walk and Cycle in Crete 2016:04:09

 

We started this walk from the seafront of a beach just east of Plakias

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A vehicle track now makes its way round the beaches

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There used to be a well used path over this headland but not much sign of it now.

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Those buildings are a resort that never got completed, and now used as pig sties. They are also the home to a group of large and dangerous guard dogs. They started stalking us, but the owner came out just in time and called them off.

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The reason for all the fences - producing sheeps milk for cheese for the EU

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This beach has an abandoned air about it.

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We hoped to find the old path onwards along the coast, but there was no sign. Just a lot of fences.

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So we headed inland to follow the roads

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Crops being grown under protective plastic

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Another public laundry

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irrigation channels

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We followed the irrigation channel

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The first time we missed our turning off the road and had to come back to here

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solar panels

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Plenty of flowers beside the track

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And back down to the beach where we had left our car

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Next we drove on to look at the old bridge and old monestery at Preveli

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