John Waller writes: In 1966, my half-brother Peter, a friend of Gerald Durrell who you will meet, invited my wife Jannie and me to Corfu. We built a little house above the deserted west coast in 1970. We see sketches of the island in those days by Theresa Nicholas. In later years, we walked the Corfu Trail up the west coast and across the mountains in the north of the island, with founders of the Trail, Hilary Paipeti and Fried Aumann, who guest in this film. In the spring the island is covered in flowers.
We see the landscapes that Edward Lear painted and sketched 100 years before. Much is unchanged. Homer wrote that Odysseus landed on the wild west coast on his way home to Ithaca. We trace his visit to our island. We hear about the Peloponnesian Wars, which started in Corfu.
Day One - Kavos to Lefkimmi via a beautiful beach
Day Two - Lefkimmi to St. George of the South
Day Three - Beside Lake Korission and its many flowers
Day Four - Across the island to Stavros
Day Five - Above Agios Gordis in 1970
Day Six - Pelekas to Liapades through olive groves
Day Seven - Paleokastritsa in 1970; King Alcinous' city
Day Eight - Spartilas, Lear sketch, Oligarchs’ refuge 427BC
Day Nine - Over Pantokrator and Old Perithia and Trail End
Flowers and Trees
John Waller and friends - our future home in 1966