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In 1978 I boarded a plane to New Zealand for a 6 week surfing sojourn from Uni. Between then and now I’ve accumulated 80-ish countries and whilst having surfed in quite a few of those, the interim has taught me that this onion is a deal more than a life support system for waves.

The surf board still accompanies the passport occasionally but more often than not these days the major accessories are a camera, iPad, notebook and wife.

For generic travel anecdotes and tips for the more ‘mature’ wanderer click into Grey Packer.

For those ageing surf nomads now required to place the Zimmer frame in the oversized baggage section along with their boards, check out Grey Waves.

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Santorini, Greece. More images at www.colvinyeates.zenfolio.com

Traditional island life has long been relegated to history on Santorini. Tourism is its current day lifeblood which can be opined as either a pro or con depending upon your mindset.

Adjectives spruiked by visitors to the island fall under two general categories:

(1)   Overhyped, mundane, budget busting, soulless, unauthentic ……..

(2)   Dramatic, dazzling, arresting …… Continue reading

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