The Rambling Writer Explores More Greek Islands, Part 9: Charming Charaki on Rhodes

Join Thor and me as we arrive on Rhodes in another downpour. The clouds part when we find our next lodging at the scenic cove of Charaki beach.

NOTE: Since our trip last fall to Greece to research more settings for my novel-in-progress, THE ARIADNE DISCONNECT, Thor and I knew we had to return to this magical region. My first entry in this new blog series posted here on Saturday, 10/20/2018. It gives an overview of our rambles from Athens to seven islands in the Dodecanese and Cyclades groups, ending our ferry-hopping pilgrimage on the anciently sacred island of Delos.

From Karpathos island, it was a quick hop to the large island of Rhodes, where we jumped into our rental car just in time for a drumming downpour. We’re still not sure if the unsettled weather was due to the aftermath of the unusual Cyclone Zorba, but with climate change, predictability seems to be out the window. We pulled over beside one of the ubiquitous chapels to let the squall pass.


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The Rambling Writer Explores More Greek Islands, Part 9: Charming Charaki on Rhodes — 2 Comments

  1. I loved Charaki but I am so charmed by that picture of Sara that I can’t think of anything else to say. I better go see if she is busy.