When we are in a brand new place, I am almost too eager to see and do as much as you possibly can.
I always want to get out there and see the sights and sometimes I forget that in fact the one thing we are rich in is time …..
When you arrive somewhere new there is a feeling that you need to experience as much as humanly possible while you are there. After all,
you might never come back here!
This is your last chance!
What are you just sitting around for?
So, It’s important to remember that you are only a mortal human being, our bodies have limits and travel can be tiring.
There I’ve said it !
When exhaustion sets in from running around trying to cram in every sight, you really do need to recharge.
Otherwise, you end up getting ratty and being so tired and overwhelmed that you don’t enjoy your travels.
In that case, a day of curling up in the deckchairs with a good book is just what the doctor ordered.
Don’t let anyone judge you and say you aren’t making the most of your time. You’re savouring the quiet moments so that you have more energy for the crazy adrenaline moments.
Since Michele and I have been travelling long term, we havent had many down days.
But today was just that, we meandered across about 35km of nice slow Greek roads and headed for a quite little harbour to rest and relax by the sea, Paralia Agiou Andrea was to our home for the evening (N37.371639 E22.783528).
I guess that this is a realisation for me, I have always lived at 100 miles an hour, with a thousand and one things going on. These days are essential, because they will keep our batteries topped up for the days when we are hiking in a Gorge or diving in a sunken city…..
If every day on the road was action packed, our energy would soon fizzle out.
What do you do to recharge on your “doing nothing” travel days?