July 16th, 2008
|08:17 am - Wondering Why We Ever Go Home: Greece, 2007|
Journal Entry 17
Dawn breaks over the sea
looking down from Olympus
Olympus, dawn to dusk
Here in the sun, gazing down Olympus to Litichoro and the sea far below, gazing down the same paths Far-Seeing Zeus gazed down from his throne. After six hours of hiking from the parking lot at Prionia, through occasional 2.5 foot deep snow drifts, I am in love with this mountain. The winds and the air and the sunlight all are simply amazing.
And here I sit, my offering to Zeus beside me, knowing that I need to offer for his favour. The weather is only part of it. There is also the fact that cortigiana nor I fell and died.
Now, it's six hours down, so it's time to offer and head back down.
Throne of Zeus: First Glimpse | The far peaks of Olympus | Throne of Zeus: Closer
Far peaks | The Throne of Zeus | Throne of Zeus
First snow encounter | How deep is it? | It's Mazi-crotch deep!
Vampire goats! | See him staring? | A bird at the shelter
We saw some wildlife, and even a Yeti! I swear!
Throne from the shelterhouse | View down from the shelterhouse | View to Litichoro and the sea
This is what far-seeing Zeus sees from his throne. . .
Current Location: Southeast of Disorder
Current Music: "Jimmy Dreams", -JB
Indeed, the picture is hot because of all the awesome things you are packin'.
And the things I'm not packin'.