The next couple of posts are going to include a very few very general pictures. I will not have a post for every day like I usually do, but I'll share some general points that were consistent over those three days here and in the next few posts. Some of the pictures I can't share because of Greco-Roman taste in art, so I'll just be describing some of them. Others, I won't share because a lot of them sort of look the same.
First, the hike was partly along the modern road, and partly cross country (including across a stream for me, although that was mostly my fault). The general consensus is that the modern road follows closely along the ancient road, so we stuck close to the modern road looking for traces of the ancient road (and yes, we found some).
Incidentally, our hike the first day (bright and sunny - I still have the tan line from my shirt) was along some dirt roads that ran right by wheat fields.
Whenever I was looking out at the wheat fields, I was reminded of one of my favorite songs, Fields of Gold, which is basically about a romantic walk through a barley field. Barley isn't wheat, but that's what I kept thinking of. Here's the song, courtesy of Celtic Woman:
Here's the thing: I don't know about barley, but wheat is sharp! Here's a picture of a piece of wheat that, in its entirety, went through my jeans and my pants pocket:
Yeah, that hurt! Like I said, I don't know about barley, but I'm thinking there aren't too many romantic walks happening in the middle of wheat fields. (It grows so close together you can't walk through it very well anyway.)
Anyway, that's all for now. I'll have more later.