Yesterday in Karditsa, the VLAP team finally assembled in full. Some of the team members had driven all the way from Gothenburg, through Europe, to the plains of Thessaly (as seen on twitter), while the rest had gone via Athens on a slightly shorter trip.

Most of the VLAP team with mrs Dozi.

Most of the VLAP team with mrs Dozi.

Today, we had our first field day, and – as is tradition – everything was a bit chaotic. However, we had some nice visits from the president of the village association of Vlochós, mrs Evangelia Dozi as well as by the mayor of the municipality of Palamás, mr Giorgos Sakellariou and his deputy mayor, mr Iason Tsironis. They were all very excited about the project and promised to help in any way they could – we all feel very happy about their warm welcome!

Rich, mr Giorgos Sakellariou, Fotini, Iason Tsironis and Johan

Rich, Giorgos Sakellariou, Fotini, Iason Tsironis and Johan

We look forward to continue our work in the upcoming weeks if the weather will allow it: tomorrow’s forecast is a bit gloomy. There is much to be done, many things to measure and record. Just to give you a glimpse of the sheer size of the site, here’s a video of the site taken from 450 m. above the ground: