Kampi To Keri 25km Coastal Hike
Through My Lens
Oh my! I think I may just have forgotten how to blog! It’s been an age, well, three months (to be precise) since I wrote my last post and I’ve finally put the cr*p behind me that was dragging me down and draining my mojo. Negative people are really no good for the soul!… I hope you will join me and my friends on our Kampi to Keri hike below? It was a rather positive experience!We had to make an early start for our Kampi to Keri 25km hike, but the beautiful sunrise made it worth it. #Zakynthos #Zante Click To Tweet
It’s taken me over an hour just to get the title photo done, my brain had forgotten how to do overlays and how to spell! And I couldn’t reduce the number of images any further so I decided to split the post into two parts. Probably sensible considering I got cramp scrolling through them all!
At the end of the winter, the new Zakynthos walking Group took on the biggest challenge of all – a 25km hike from Kampi to Keri! It was something we’d been talking about for a while, but it was up to my husband to work out a route – a challenge he loves and seems to be a natural at.
It was a day of all seasons. There were times when the black clouds were close on our tails rumbling ominously. It was not a hike without drama too!
Come see what we saw on the first half of our Kampi to Keri 25km hike through my lens…
Kampi To Keri 25km Coastal Hike – Through My Lens
It was a bit of an early start and back in April, it was chilly that time of the day. Being greeted by the sun like that made it all worthwhile.
By the time we got off the minibus at Kampi we were awake and raring to go. We have such a fantastic group of walkers. In the photo above, there are 7 different nationalities with the age range from 22 to 75 and we all get on so well.
Not sure what that creepy fellow was about and we didn’t hang around long enough to find out!
The Shiza cross is one of the famous landmarks on Zakynthos. It was erected in memory of those who died during the Greek civil war.
And see those black clouds? They were rumbling good and load, how we didn’t get wet I really don’t know.
It was going to be a good hike!
There are some characters in the group. You see the coffee jug one of the ladies is holding? It’s glass inside and she always brings it on our longer walks to keep her coffee hot. Coffee only tastes good when poured from a proper vessel.
It’s shameful that people drive so far to dump their rubbish in the middle of nowhere. Who do they think is going to pick it up?
The spring flowers are so pretty on Zakynthos.
This lady was very happy as she was lucky enough to find her dropped phone.
Another pretty flower and I’m not sure what it was.
Zakynthos is speckled with little old houses like this one.
The Photo After The Drama…
Our Kampi to Keri hike was not without drama. My husband was stung by a honey bee, which for anyone else in the group it wouldn’t have been a problem, but for him, it could be a death sentence. He suffers from anaphylaxis that comes on quickly after a bee sting. As luck would have it he had been on a course of cortisone tablets for his hayfever and that slowed his reaction down.
We carry a cortisone injection with us and have dummy runs every now and again, but that didn’t prepare me for my husband being stung in the back of beyond. It suddenly dawned on me that we only carry one injection and a bottle of cortisone when we are hiking and at home, we have them all over the place. It was horrible knowing that if he got worse after the injection there was no way help would get to us quick enough.
Anyway, he did survive and we now carry several syringes, three bottles of cortisone and a cortisone injection. But would he turn back? No! Which is why he’s taking some time alone in the above photo with a friend behind him carrying his bag – we took it in turns!
And how appropriate was that sky for a bit of drama?
We really did see all weathers that day. It wasn’t long before the sun was shining and it was time for another snack break.
The nice thing about the Kampi to Keri hike was that it was mainly coastal and the views were stunning whether the sky was black or blue.The hike from Kampi to Keri took us mainly along the coast which gave us lovely views. #Zakynthos #Zante Click To Tweet
It’s a good job my husband has a good sense of direction as at this point I don’t think anyone else knew where we were!
The hike from Kampi to Keri wasn’t overly hilly, but there were the odd steep bits. And down is harder than walking up, don’t you think?
We were heading over them there hills!
Not the best photograph, but I love the sun flare in this photo.
A rather strange, but pretty, looking flower.
In spring the landscape on Zakynthos takes on a very yellow hue from all the flowers.
It is funny that in winter on certain parts of the island you’ll not see a car, which is why we could stop for lunch literally at the side of the road.
That’s it for part one of our Kampi to Keri hike. Thank you for getting this far! I hope you enjoyed it and will pop by next week for part two?
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