The Carnival Weekend Hiking Challenge
Here in Greece the start of Lent is preceded by ten days of carnival festivities, starting with ‘Smokey Thursday’ and ending with a big carnival weekend. Clean Monday is the equivalent of Pancake day, but a little different and a big holiday.
Not being carnival people we wanted to come up with something fun to mark the weekend… I would love to go and enjoy the carnival (some of the floats are great) to take some photos to share with you, but just the thought of all those people makes me shudder. We did it many a time (BC – before camera) when the children were young and I just can’t face it anymore.
And So The Hiking Challenge Was Born…Taking advantage of the long carnival weekend, a few of us pulled on our walking boots and set off on a 20km hike across #Zakynthos #Greece #photos Click To Tweet
As some of you know Sunday’s are the day a group of us don our walking boots, grab our backpacks and sling a dog or two in the boot of the car to go hiking around Zakynthos.
Thinking that most people would be heading to the carnival it was suggested that the few of us who weren’t interested could do a nice long hike… And so The Carnival Weekend Hiking Challenge was born!
Twenty of us turned out at the meeting point at 6.30 am on the morning of the carnival. Now that’s dedication for you… The walk was advertised as 19km with a 7km hill involved. It turned out the walk was actually 20km with 10km of that being uphill. It was a challenge, but we honestly had a fantastic time and saw Zakynthos from all angles.
Would you care to join me on our hike?… Come on then, follow me…
The Carnival Weekend Challenge – Through My Lens
And The Uphill Begins…
Nearly At The Top…Hiking is what we enjoy, so hiking is what we do. #Zakynthos #Greece #photos Click To Tweet
A couple of days after the hike I noticed that it was my 50mm lens on the camera and not the 24mm as I had thought. I had wondered why I didn’t seem to be getting the wide angles but put it down to being up high… (??- sometimes it’s best not to ask!… The two lenses are very, very similar, that will teach me to put my glasses on when doing things like that. It also gives us an excuse for a repeat walk!
Did you enjoy the hike? Are you a carnival sort of person?
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