Hike up Mount Olympus

While Jan sat by the pool today practicing her Turkish I went on a hike up and back down Mount Olympus. It was a good hard walk with a 900m rise over three hours to a plateau a half an hour across the top and then 2.5 hours back down. It was fun and challenging hike. At one point I got having so much fun that I walked about 20 minutes across a scree field then realized that the instructions were that you should turn before the scree and if you got onto it turn around. Fortunately I spotted and the group on the proper trail and could cut back across country to them. It was amazing again how the terrain could at time seem so alien and at times it felt like I was walking in Ontario.