Lin a rest day
2nd October Friday
day nine Via Egnatia
A rest day, we stay in Lin for two nights.
Up for a beautiful breakfast at 7:30, then Rosa takes us up the hill behind her house to show us the Byzantine church ruins, she calls the guardian who meets us there with the keys to unlock the gates.
The Guardian shows us some of the well preserved mosaics. Peacocks, grapes...
View from the Basilica remains down to the village of Lin. Lin has a population of about 1500 people.
And a communist bunker that was built on the site of an old church.
Scampering down the cliffs local "mountain goat" style! 😉
We're so lucky! Roland and Rosa have a plot of land behind the basilica where they grow grapes, and they're going to harvest them today for wine making. We ask if we could help with the harvest, and they say yes! I'm so excited! We get into Roland's boat and row around the corner to their land.
Around the corner of the lake to their plot of land.
I'm a happy harvester this morning! We use small serrated kitchen knives to cut the grapes off the vine.
Roland and Patrick harvesting.
In a short time, we've harvested eight crates of grapes!
We decide that we'll walk back with Rosa, while Roland rows back.
We walk a little faster than Roland rows back!
Unloading the bounty!
Roland's cousin has collected mushrooms, this type requires quite a bit of preparation, washing, cleaning and scraping, then cooking.
Helping Rosa make dinner! Lakror, Really I just watched... It's such a skill to use the skinny rolling pin and flip the pastry, I was worried I'd mess it all up!
One had a filling of egg, cheese and yogurt, the other a cooked mixture of peppers, onion, tomato and a little cheese.
Finishing touches before it goes in the oven
And we enjoy the finished results! Yum! With side dishes of mushrooms, and peppers.
Good night 😊 back to walking tomorrow, we'll walk to Ohrid.
I've loved our experience exploring Lin and spending time with Rosa and Roland at their B&B!
Rosa's B&B 25 euro per night for two people. Rosa’s B&B (+355 69 45 04577, English spoken) €25 a night with breakfast