Today at 2pm I set out on what I thought was going to be
an easy 3-mile hike to a waterfall along my first Cretan gorge, the Rictis.
At first I was disappointed to find that the trail was paved—
though glazed with early spring runoff.
umm, where's the trail?
oh, there it is
ummm . . .
ah! more bridges
time to take off the shoes and wade
almost there—the waterfall is in sight . . .
a quick dip
cheered on by the Greek couple with the best picnic spot ever!
It's already getting dark, so time to head back
up the endless stairs
and over the river
and through the woods
still some sunlight left . . .
up above the treeline at last!