Unfortunately my trip to Mount Athos exacerbated a low back problem.
I am now much better and have set off again. Tomorrow I will cross into Turkey and head for the Gallipoli peninsula.
I realised it was too far to walk so I have bought a bike!
Today was my first day cycling and it went well, despite a strong headwind.
As you can see from the photo I am still following the Via Egnathia and in places ancient remnants can be seen.
I really must pay tribute to Panos at the Bike-Center in Alexandroupolis for being so helpful and supportive. Within 24 hours I was on the road. I am very grateful and if you are ever in Alex and need a bike this is the place to go!