Man Made Tunnels
Most Sundays we like to walk with the Zakynthos Walking Group, a walking group that is run by a nice chap called Derek. We have lived on Zakynthos for many years, but Derek has shown us parts of the island we would never have seen without him. So thank you Derek!
Last weeks walk was no different, he took us to see some monastery ruins up in Volimes and afterwards we drove nearby to explore some man made tunnels that are said to date back to WW2. The tunnels were fascinating as they go deep into the hillside and are said to have ‘rooms’ built off the main tunnel and an exit somewhere up in the hills, although this is yet to be confirmed (sounds exciting anyway).
We aren’t sure of the exact story behind the man made tunnels, but what we have heard so far has intrigued us enough to plan a return visit at a later date.
This is the first walk I have taken my DSLR camera with me and even though I have a lot to learn on how to use it to it’s full potential, I am pleased with how the photos have come out.
Not being a lover of confined spaces, I didn’t venture in too deep, in fact had I not had the camera with me I probably wouldn’t. Oh, the lure of getting a picture.
Others in the group weren’t so faint hearted.
Proof that I did venture in a teeny bit.
Some of the braver ones emerging from the well hidden entrance of the man made tunnels.
The floor of the tunnel was strewn with old animal bones. Well at least we hope they were old animal bones!
How far would you venture into tunnels or caves? Are you a natural explorer or do you err on the side of caution?
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