The famous two go adventuring..!

Today, I ran to Barbati where Anadi met me on the road… He had parked on the beach, the plan to swim after running and then breakfast on the beach again.

The road through Barbati winds on and up with beautiful views of the sea below…
The surface is quite smooth too, nice for running on in bare feet!

My feet are much stronger now, and brown, they look like little wild beings with a life of their own.
Free and strong… And I believe my middle curly hammer toes are straightening…!

I keep stretching them out, encouraging them after all these years to flex and become more active in the running step…

I remember my mother taking me to the doctor when I was about eight years old to check out my curly wurly middle toes. He asked me to pick a pencil up with my toes and on witnessing that I could do that with ease, he proclaimed me okay to continue my life with these little oddities..

Over the years they have however meant that certain shoes caused me extreme pain on the ball of my foot, and finding the “right shoes’ lead me full circle back to the lightest running shoes possible and so now, this is one of the joys for me of no shoes…
No pain…

On the way back, running along the road, high above the sparkling sea, Anadi spotted some steep wonky steps… ‘Shall we see where they go’? He asked…
Down down down we clambered to a beautiful little sandy turquoise bay….

‘That’s our beach, the next one…’ I said, ‘I wonder if can we clamber there over the rocks…’?
Anadi started to clamber up them, and then said that ‘yes…’ he thought we could…

But they were very rocky rocks and didn’t look that much fun to me in bare feet!

‘I’m going to swim there’, I announced….
I dived in, Anadi followed me and we swum the half mile in freezing cold but delightful magical Ionian ocean round the bay to our breakfast…

A new day unfolding….