From Athens, we headed north to Meteroa – a fantastic place of rock monoliths that in its heyday had 24 monasteries built into and on top of the rock pinnacles. Six remain today and are still active. We arrived midday and did the normal of lunch and hotel check-in with the plan of heading out for evening light. This plan lost its punch with the onset of very rainy skies. We’re not talking a light drizzle, but a good pour of water from heaven. We moved around and did our best in the conditions, then, miracle of miracles, the rain stopped. We quickly positioned ourselves atop a spectacular view of the rocks and valleys below and then the sun blessed us with shafts of amazing light. Never have I seen photographers scramble so fast to get their gear set up and start shooting. It was crazy – people yelling with pleasure as the magical light danced about. David Tejada expressed it best when he raised his arms and screamed out “I’m so, so happy”, then pounded on his chest in gorilla fashion. We hit the same area at sunrise to be rewarded again with some sweet light, followed by breakfast and a walk through some local villages, and then it was back to Athens.