Here are some of the pictures from the "MC-tours" during Torbens 19 days on Samos in October and November 2008.

A few words from Torben:
"If people knew how wonderful Samos is in Oct. & Nov. the island would be full of people. 'luckely' they do not know it, so I felt that I had the whole island for my self, and it was so nice. Temperatures: Air between 20 and 28 and the water around 22-23 degree C."

 

  • Torben and his Samos-girlfriend: 'Smokey'Torben and his Samos-girlfriend: 'Smokey'
  • Tony wanted to test 'Smokey'. The reason for the name is obvious.Tony wanted to test 'Smokey'. The reason for the name is obvious.
  • Highly concentrated but no helmet! (Please do not tell Maria)Highly concentrated but no helmet! (Please do not tell Maria)
  • Moni Zoodochou Pigis seen from Lykou Laka (6Km away)Moni Zoodochou Pigis seen from Lykou Laka (6Km away)
  • View from Lykou Laka to Mykali Beach (5Km away)View from Lykou Laka to Mykali Beach (5Km away)
  • On top of Lykou LakaOn top of Lykou Laka
  • On top of Lykou LakaOn top of Lykou Laka
  • Agiades- Torben visited this area 6-7 times during the 19 days.Agiades- Torben visited this area 6-7 times during the 19 days.
  • Hole to aqueduct. Jan is checking our earlier GPS readings.Hole to aqueduct. Jan is checking our earlier GPS readings.
  • 2500 years old. We found 4 more remains of the aqueduct2500 years old. We found 4 more remains of the aqueduct
  • A look inside. The roof looks a little unsafe.A look inside. The roof looks a little unsafe.
  • Remains of a shaft down to the aqueduct. We collected data to the 'Tunnel Story'Remains of a shaft down to the aqueduct. We collected data to the 'Tunnel Story'
  • Remains of a shaft down to the aqueductRemains of a shaft down to the aqueduct
  • Jan in the shade 1. Nov. NW of PnakaJan in the shade 1. Nov. NW of Pnaka
  • Torben in the shade 1. Nov. NW of PnakaTorben in the shade 1. Nov. NW of Pnaka
  • What a name for a church...What a name for a church...
  • Heilig MatronaHeilig Matrona
  • Jan as 'church-lifter' (collecting souveniers?)Jan as 'church-lifter' (collecting souveniers?)
  • Good size pumpkins by the churchGood size pumpkins by the church
  • Good size pumpkins by the churchGood size pumpkins by the church
  • View down to TsarliView down to Tsarli
  • In the background: Road to VourliotesIn the background: Road to Vourliotes
  • Old houseOld house
  • Oranges by the old houseOranges by the old house
  • Strange 'Mini palmtree' appr. 50 cm.Strange 'Mini palmtree' appr. 50 cm.
  • 'Mini palmtree' different color 10 m away.'Mini palmtree' different color 10 m away.
  • Mini treeMini tree
  • A look up to PnakaA look up to Pnaka
  • Pnaka. Good restaurant but closed for winter.Pnaka. Good restaurant but closed for winter.
  • The spring source at PnakaThe spring source at Pnaka
  • ?? Plant at Pnaka?? Plant at Pnaka
  • Tour in Prinara area. One of the many Prof. Elias on top.Tour in Prinara area. One of the many Prof. Elias on top.
  • A closer look: One of the many Prof. Elias on top.A closer look: One of the many Prof. Elias on top.
  • Agh. Ioannis ProdromosAgh. Ioannis Prodromos
  • Agh. Ioannis ProdromosAgh. Ioannis Prodromos
  • Agh. Ioannis Prodromos 1914Agh. Ioannis Prodromos 1914
  • Agh. Ioannis Prodromos InsideAgh. Ioannis Prodromos Inside
  • Approaching Prof. Elias in Prinara.Approaching Prof. Elias in Prinara.
  • Approaching Prof. Elias in Prinara.Approaching Prof. Elias in Prinara.
  • Prof. Elias in Prinara.Prof. Elias in Prinara.
  • View from Prof. Elias to KokkariView from Prof. Elias to Kokkari
  • On another top - a look down to Prof. Elias w. Samos & Zervou in backgroundOn another top - a look down to Prof. Elias w. Samos & Zervou in background
  • Up high behind KokkariUp high behind Kokkari
  • A nice little house. What are the holes in the wall made for?A nice little house. What are the holes in the wall made for?
  • Close-up of the holes.Close-up of the holes.
  • Other holes - but in the wall of the house!Other holes - but in the wall of the house!
  • Why ?? We looked down and found the reason.Why ?? We looked down and found the reason.
  • A hunter had tested his ammunition!A hunter had tested his ammunition!
  • Mini figs close to the houseMini figs close to the house
  • and olives.and olives.
  • Nice autumn color.Nice autumn color.
  • Tony said: Follow me - and disappered into the dark.Tony said: Follow me - and disappered into the dark.
  • His mother in law has a property on the other side of the 'jungle'His mother in law has a property on the other side of the 'jungle'
  • On the other side we found a springOn the other side we found a spring
  • and a nice churchand a nice church
  • A tree full of quince.A tree full of quince.
  • Quince.Quince.
  • ? but nice colors? but nice colors
  • ? but nice colors? but nice colors
  • ? but nice colors? but nice colors
  • PomegranatePomegranate
  • Special mini oranges (tasted very good)Special mini oranges (tasted very good)
  • The nature is invading the property and the trees are fighting to surviveThe nature is invading the property and the trees are fighting to survive
  • One more 'Prof. Elias' above Kokkari.One more 'Prof. Elias' above Kokkari.
  • One more 'Prof. Elias' above Kokkari.One more 'Prof. Elias' above Kokkari.
  • 'Prof. Elias' inside'Prof. Elias' inside
  • The remains of 4 houses close to the churchThe remains of 4 houses close to the church
  • 'Natural aircondition'. Last time Tony visited this house the door was locked...'Natural aircondition'. Last time Tony visited this house the door was locked...
  • View from the church down to Kokkari. We saw the dolphins springing 2-300 meters from the coast.View from the church down to Kokkari. We saw the dolphins springing 2-300 meters from the coast.
  • Another of the houses. Only the owen was ok.Another of the houses. Only the owen was ok.
  • A look through the windowA look through the window
  • Tony inspecting the lockTony inspecting the lock
  • Not really 'hi-tec' but colorfull.Not really 'hi-tec' but colorfull.
  • Extra security on the outside...Extra security on the outside...
  • Cloudy weather in Kokkari so we left for a mountaintour. At Moni Vronda -Cloudy weather in Kokkari so we left for a mountaintour. At Moni Vronda -
  • we could look down on the clouds covering Kokkariwe could look down on the clouds covering Kokkari
  • Lots of trafic that day.. on the whole trip we only met this man.Lots of trafic that day.. on the whole trip we only met this man.
  • We enjoyed the viewsWe enjoyed the views
  • and the flowersand the flowers
  • big and smallbig and small
  • This tree will be gone next yearThis tree will be gone next year
  • With Lazarou behind us we have a Nice view over and up to Prof. Ilias at Mt. Ambelos.With Lazarou behind us we have a Nice view over and up to Prof. Ilias at Mt. Ambelos.
  • More flowers (3. Nov.)More flowers (3. Nov.)
  • Still about 4 Km to Prof.IliasStill about 4 Km to Prof.Ilias
  • Resting in the heat at ProfElias 1153 m. up and about 25 degree C. in Nov.!!Resting in the heat at ProfElias 1153 m. up and about 25 degree C. in Nov.!!
  • Still clouds near Kokkari area.Still clouds near Kokkari area.
  • 15 min. later we could allmost look 'home' from the top.15 min. later we could allmost look 'home' from the top.
  • A small and Nice church with wineyard south of Mesogio and PandrosoA small and Nice church with wineyard south of Mesogio and Pandroso
  • Very nice and they have placed the 'church-chair' outside..Very nice and they have placed the 'church-chair' outside..
  • Mesogio in the backgroundMesogio in the background
  • Nice autumn colorsNice autumn colors
  • Nice autumn colorsNice autumn colors
  • An old pump (I think)An old pump (I think)
  • Stairway to nowhere..Stairway to nowhere..
  • The only accident: Torben killed a Wiper with 'Smokey'.The only accident: Torben killed a Wiper with 'Smokey'.
  • After 19 wonderful days Torben had to leave 'Smokey'.After 19 wonderful days Torben had to leave 'Smokey'.

Hopefully "Duck" (Yannis) will take good care of "Smokey" during the winter, so 'she' can be ready next year. "Smokey" is only 15-16 years old so someone have to look after her!