Steeply winding roads slow travel to embrace traditional villages and spectacular views. Climbing higher with steadfast patience to incredible beauty in the folds of this surprising mountain range.
A stunning series of deep rock pools carved in polished white stone greet me. The water looks so refreshing that I join many others just to perch on a rock in shallow edges, laughter brewing as gentle currents push us off our precarious seats. Water flows on unabashed, oblivious to the giggling lack of elegance it leaves behind.
Immersing myself fully brings more stability and pleasure, the gasps from chill fading quickly to gasps of delight as swimming away from refuge under the pine canopies opens up the full glory of this spot.