Batsi - Island of Andros
( The most northerly of the Cyclades islands)

Saturday 29th May 2010

- AH3 Run 1695 -

Hares: Beep Beep & Squeaky

Photographer: Mad Dog


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- T H E     T R A I L -

The lat/lon coordinates of the starting point (in Batsi town):

37°51'24.71"N, 24°47'10.66"E

Altitude: 1 metre above sea level

Trail cartographic Length = 7.1 km

The trail starting from the harbour front

The altitude profile - ranging 120 metres

No wonder it took over 2 1/2 hours to cover the whole trail


- T H E     H O T E L -

Panoramic view from the front of Elpida Studios
Address: Kolona 7, Batsi, Andros

(Owner: Yiannis Katsilivas Tel: +30 22820-41064, Mob: +30 694 532-6012)


- T H E     R U N -

The run started in the town at 2.00 pm

The hare Beep Beep gives us traditionally unreliable information about the trail at the pre-run circle


Beep Beep with his bottle of flour


The runners set off from the harbour front


Up the first of many flights of steps


Note the "Avlaki" water channel on the right fed from a spring


The spring


Stone walls "a plenty"


Heading for 'dem hills again


The hare and one of his checks


View of the harbour as we gained height


This was fun - steep slope, loose rocks & thorn bushes


Single file only!


Beep Beep poses above a small cave


Footpath with traditional stone wall


A tethered ass looks like a good photographic subject


Prickly Bush approaches but only gets a view of the Asses ass


Local flora - Broom & thistles


Heading down towards the church


We suprise a female goat


Heading up a dry river bed


Dry river bed turns wet as we climb higher


The river bed is lined both sides with colourfully blooming "Picrodaphne" or Oleander


On up the mountainside


Panoramic view of the rather dry mountainsides


Up and up...


Impressive stone walls everywhere.
The large pieces of stone must have taken a huge effort to move & place in position.


Panoramic view showing the many abandoned walled-terraces and a view of the sea.

In days gone by there was a lot of farming activitity on these mountainsides and these pathways
would have been used by donkeys carrying produce down to the town & port.


The hare's "check-back 12 markings" indicator (a false trail)


More stone-walled terraces


We refresh ourselves at the spring & refill our water bottles


View of the sea as we descend


Pathway with overhead tree covering.


- T H E     C I R C L E -

After the long and tiring run - a sitting circle


An island naming - "Lost Property" as she tragically had
all her land & property confiscated by a corrupt minister in Tanzania.


- T H E     T A V E R N A -

We had dinner at "The Dolphins" restaurant in Batsi - which was elevated and
gave a fine view of the harbour and lights at night.
(Tel: 22820-41635)

Afterwards we returned to the hotel to watch the Eurovision Song Contest
Wine & snacks provided by the AH3.

Lottery organized by Clitoria.





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                                                                        MD Feb. 2006

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