#LoneGalloperOverland #AdriaticCircle #Expedition. It's our last day in #Greece. We're in #Igoumenitsa right now getting ready to ship out to #Bari, #italy.
We spent the last two days on the isle of #Corfú AKA #Kerkyra. We rented out two scooters and an ATV and went beach hunting. Pietro had the time of his life, his long dangly and dirty hair blowing in the wind whilst Beto struggled with his slow and noisy MadMax ATV. Filippo on the other hand was in his element, although was afraid to ride behind Beto's ATV as after its morphed into a flame thrower. After two days and a very very cold night we came up empty with more than 100 klicks on the clock.... Packing up now for a 10 hour and very glamorous overnight "boat trip".#GYSOT #beachhunting #ATV (was a sucker of a thing. 40 mph max and as loud as a friggin jet fighter.
Tonight we board a 0030 (tomorrow morning to be precise) ferry to Bari, Italy.
After a stellar night the Lone Galloper Overland crew is happy to say that we got the car out! It took quite some time: we some of the gear from the truck so to shed some weight. The Galloper is a fat girl herself and we came in weighing just over the three metric tons mark.
We woke up to the rolling thunder of breaking waves. We had made camp in the middle of a pitch black night and were pleasantly surprised by the view. We had stumbled upon a gorgeous beach in Lefkada. We packed our tents and drove back to a structure we had seen the night before, low and behold a legitimate beach bar.
We had a great night on the Horn of Halkidiki. Locals partying in the distance gave us a private fireworks show to wrap up the day as we sipped wine. Today was a gruelling day. We drove 768km to get to Lefkada. We are having dinner in a local tavern as its far past nightfall and we haven't found camp yet. Wish us luck, Alberto is eating the whole table.
Paradise. We had found it. After yesterdays terrible night we argued a trail for a couple of hours putting the Galloper through its paces. Once back into civilization and gathering local intel over coffee we went to refuel and resupply. A BBQ was in order for the night. We reached this beach on the Horn of Halkidiki and as tire pressures dropped heart rates increased. We were enraptured! The sand, the view, the water. A perfect spot. Karma was on our side... for a few hours at least.
We went for swims, reset the truck and enjoyed some good food. Tomorrow Lefkada.
After a cool night with rain tapping on our tents we made a break for it. The weather has been hounding us for days and we are betting on heading northeast to Thessaloniki for a break. We're in the #Meteora region in #Greece where monasteries were built by monks. Meteora literally means "hovering in the air" hence meteors. The monastery behind us is built on top of a rocky outcrop mountain. Founded and build in 1517. Pretty incredible to see! Imagine how those "dudes" built such an imposing structure. It is Absolutely mind boggling. We did not expect to find anything like it in the middle of the Greek mainland. We're in Thessaloniki now having a beer and resetting our bearings. Frag order is we're to push out soon to find a suitable camp site.