|I love this photo, it deserves to be bigger, but then again it wouldn´t fit on my page :P|
I did write already earlier that why not discover Crete without a fixed place? Well I have something new to add on this one, see Crete from the seaside with a sea kayak! Sounds great for me!
I met this nice German guy in Kato Zakros, one afternoon he came to ask if there are many mosquitos around (hahaha, this question can ONLY mean that he has been in *Xerokambos!) and I told him that it´s okay in Kato Zakros, why, was you just in Xerokambos? And you can guess what the answer was. This poor guy spent entire night (sunset comes much earlier now than in summer) in his tent due the mosquitos and I think he didn´t wish to have another night like that (well, I wish that to him too). So welcome to Kato Zakros, you will manage it over here! He built his tent up and the next days we had some nice conversations. *I passed in 2013 in Xerokambos during the day and got bitten by many mosquitos in a sunny afternoon and surely did not want to camp there, so that time I continued my route to Kato Zakros which is only 10 km away and mosquito free!
So this is what he did. 520 km sea kayaking around Crete with a folding kayak. 21 camps, 30 days all in all, 9 days without paddling because of storms, rough sea or additional hikings.
How exciting! When I am doing hiking and ending up in the beach where is absolutely no access to come with a vehicle, I find it brilliant! Never thought about an idea to come to these beautiful empty tourist free beaches with a sea kayak (I do understand that with motorboat it is also possible.) I learned more about it from my new friend, of course you have to have a knowledge and be well- equipped. Weather can be challenging, obviesly it is clear you need to have enough water/food with you, the tavernas are not always behind the corner if you are used to sit on a ready table.
So here I am sharing few of his pictures (thank you A for sharing them!)
Look at his camp on this empty beach, tempting right?
And the last photo I shot from Kato Zakros beach, kalo taxidi! (not sure if you can say this if someone takes the sea way instead of the road way :P).