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A break in Kalymnos

By 23 September 2022 No Comments

I’ve wanted to climb in Kalymnos in the Dodecanese for many years and finally made it… only to break my foot shortly after arriving.

A bit of a torment, as the rock is wonderful, if you’re into that sort of thing.

But there are other things to do on the island: buy sponges

This is Antonis Kampourakis, the oldest sponge diver on the island. He is in his eighties now. They even erected a statue to him in the port.

This diver was less fortunate: paralysed after coming up too fast from 70m down.

Another man suffering terrible misfortune: Yannis, showing his tattoo with the names of his children and Jesus. One of his daughters has been in a coma for 16 months after a medical error.

The sea is clean.

The food is good.

Every taverna has a cat or six.

We’ll be back next year.

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