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triathlonThe organizers of last October’s competitive triathlon have announced a more relaxed, non-competitive triathlon by water, cycle and foot for this Sunday, starting on Skopelos town beach at 3pm (get there for 2.30pm to catch the start, especially as October’s started earlier than announced). As few if any visitors will have travelled with a bicycle, Panagiotis Provias of Skopelos Cycling (tel: 24240 22398; mobile: 6947 023145) next to Gousto restaurant en route to the post office can offer very reasonable daily rentals. Unreliable long-term forecasts suggest Sunday will be clear and dry, with temperatures in the mid-twenties Celsius. This ‘fun’ triathlon is believed to be a taster for the more competitive triathlon planned again for October. Already, some surprising figures are said to be busy training for the event.

The organizers produced this helpful check-list of things to bring for anyone entering last October’s race, so we guess it is worth repeating.

1. One bottle of tap water for rinsing after swimming.
2. Towel and dry clothes to continue cycling – backpack.
3. Helmet and bicycle, with spare inner tube and pump.
4. Water and food (banana, chocolate, power snacks, dry fruits etc…).
5. Dry clothes for the end of the race.
6. Salty snacks for the end of the race.

Optional extras:
1. Sunglasses.
2. Swimming goggles.
3. Sunscreen.

Have fun!

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Last Sunday’s Skopelos Scramblers walk to Agia Anna began in a sea of mist, which the walkers were not displeased about. They walked to the beginning of the kalderimi down to Agia Anna, overlooking Alonnisos on the other side of Mt Palouki. This particular kalderimi is pretty difficult underfoot and the Scramblers felt that having to watch their steps detracted from the fantastic views. The Agia Anna spring did, however, allow the group to freshen up and make their way to the beautiful picnic area overlooking Alonnisos, where a record nineteen walkers shared picnic goodies to surpass all previous offerings, including pies, fruits and cheeses, wraps, cakes and biscuits. This was the final walk of the 2015 spring season. The regular Scramblers would like to thank all who have joined them and hope that if they are on or near Skopelos in September they will join the Sunday walks. Muriel will be starting her summer Aquafit sessions in a matter of weeks, when we will post details of where, when and how to get wet with Muriel’s water babies.

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The SCAN Meeting will take place at SWELL cafe along the port towards Skopelos Village at 7:30pm today.

Available table

From one of our readers. Thanks!

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Having walked to the Picnic area at the top of Palouki on 14 May, we had to wait until the current diners had made the table available…

Yesterday a group of Polish tourist agents arrived on Skopelos and were met by representatives from the municipality dressed in traditional clothes, representatives from Spyrou Hotel and Companies and tourist agency Dolphin of Skopelos. There was a lovely buffet set up in Emplo cafeteria and after that the info tour could start.

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Found in Kalogeros.

Sorry for the confusion but this is the final date.
SANYO DIGITAL CAMERAPainter Tony Lakides will be remembered at a memorial gathering of family and friends on one of his favourite beaches, Limnonari, on Friday, 26 June, at 6pm. Sorry for the confusion. We just got an phone call from his wife Anna Carin this morning (Saturday). His wife Anna Carin and family invite all his friends to help them celebrate the artist and bon viveur, who was an integral part of island life for decades. His absence this summer is sorely felt.

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