I have run on Boyes Drive so many times, and I have never got board on this route. Its just amazing!
I can’t get enough of running in the forest when I visit our Polish Family outside Krakow. The forest is maintained in a completely natural state, and every time I’m there I see something different.
This time I found the beaver dams (ok I fell into a beaver dam), a cave and an abandoned house. The beavers chew and scratch the trees until they fall down, then they use the trees to build their dams.
And I also ran through a farm – I’m not sure if I was supposed to but nobody seemed to mind.
The Ancient stadium of Nemea was build around 330BC for the Argos games. It is very typical of ancient Greek stadiums. Except if you want, you can race there. In 1996 they revived games at the stadium, and anybody can complete. Now you complete just for fun. There are no prized or records of winners but I think it just might be a plan. The next games in are 2020.
The tunnel through which athletes enter the stadium. The ancient changing room is just behind the tunnel.
The start line.
In my last post I showed you the lovely walkway in Nafplio. If you turn right at the end of the walkway (instead of heading left back into town), you find yourself on a lovely trail which is perfect for an evening run.
Be careful though, it is much tougher (and longer) than the walkway; even though it follows the cliff there are lots of steep uphills and downhills, but if I lived in Nafplio it could easily become one of my regular route. And if you’re brave you can run up some very steep switchbacks from the beach to the top of the hill – all the way to the fortress.
Lois and I found this wonderful cliffside walk around the outside of the town in Nafplio. The sun was beating against the rocks and the heat was bouncing down onto the walkway, so it was pretty warm – much warmer than we anticipated earlier in the day when we bundled ourselves into jeans and jerseys.
We found this little arch in the middle of the path; a nice spot for a little respite from the heat of the day.
It’s not a long walk, only about 1500m from the harbour to the bottom of the fortress stairs, but you can swing a right and carry on down a dirt path for another few km if you want (which of course I did a day or 2 later).