Hi! I’m in seattle right now and we will be getting on the plane in about four hours so I thought i had better write about what we’ve been doing.
Jane arrived in Portland last Friday and she was very impressed by Helsers (breakfast cafe) and Powells (the biggest ofline bookshop in the world!). Then we went to Orcas island.
We were on orcas island for four days and we went swimming in lakes (but not the sea [but we did paddle in Oregon])
We got to seattle two days ago and saw Pike Place market, the first ever starbucks(©®©) and went up the second tallest sky scraper in Seattle.
I was very excited to hear that the chambers street museum will open today! I can hardly remember what it was like!
bye now! CALLuM
PS this is what a flamingo looks like:
When we got to the the campsite, the first thing I saw was a chipmunk! Please see my last post for some photos.
The next day (after eating some highly colored breakfast cereal) we went to Big Sable* Point lighthouse on the edge of lake Michigan and walked along the beach to find a swimming spot without too many dead fish. We swam in the lake for a while but we couldn’t go very deep because of currents.
Big Sable Point Lighthouse
In the evening we swam in a smaller (but still very big) lake next to the campsite called lake Hamlin.
The next day we went on a walk around the islands in lake Hamlin and saw some trees that had been gnawed and felled by beavers. We then set off on the long car ride back stopping on the way at an ice cream shop that was in an old railway caboose.
Chalk and clay, astounding eroded rock formations. No campsite here at all, but free camping on the beach. Very much quieter here than the other islands, and we are having to practise our Greek. Continue reading
A busy campsite, but very relaxed atmosphere. People sitting playing chess and backgammon, 1970s rock music playing in the cafe, five minutes to the (swimming costumes definitely optional) beach. Continue reading
Only four days to go! Packing has started, camping stuff is being gone through, Chris is getting fractious…
Our latest itinerary is on the site — but have no doubt that this will continue to evolve as we progress. The latest plan is that we will leave Athens for Paros on Wednesday 22nd, and we’ll camp on Antiparos (smaller island neighbouring Paros). The campsite there is listed in Cool Camping Europe, so it ought to be good. At the weekend, Kerry & Athena will go to their reunion meal on Paros. Then on Sunday we’ll get the boat to Serifos (already proving a hit with the typography fans, though we’re not sure it will be as exciting a travel destination as San Seriffe). On Wednesday we plan to get the boat to Kimolos, then back to Athens via the overnight ferry on Friday, 31 July.
We’re planning to stop at as many internet cafes as we can along the way, so look out for regular updates to the blog — and don’t be afraid to leave your own comments and suggestions. (If you’ve been to any of these places, do tell us what to look out for and what to avoid!)