It’s that time of the year. The holidays are over, but winter is still here and warm weather seems like a long ways off. I’m daydreaming about a warm-weather escape that includes some kind of activity on the water. Ah, Greece comes to mind. I hope you enjoy these photos, especially if you’re also dealing with the winter blues. Anyone planning a warm-weather escape by the water?
This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge: Wrong. As in, there’s something wrong here. Share a picture that means WRONG to you! At first glance, this looks like a nice scene: vacation homes overlooking the island of Spinalonga, which features some old buildings that probably have historic significance. Tour boats and yachts dock there. The water is a gorgeous azure color. Lovely! But the island was home to, among other things, a leper colony as recently as 1957. It seems wrong (and […]
Every week Jake provides a theme for creative inspiration. Bloggers post their interpretations before the following Sunday, when Jake announces the next photo theme. Jake’s Sunday Post this week is Road; unfortunately Jake’s site is no longer active, so I can’t link to other interpretations. I looked at the map, and driving along the southern coast of Crete looked totally doable. After the village of Mirtos, the main road turns into a secondary road, and after Tertsa, the secondary road […]
While visiting Crete, I stayed in this fabulous little apartment complex at the top of a hill overlooking Mirabello Bay. The views were amazing, and the hike up the hill from the village after dinner alleviated any guilt about splurging on extravagant dinners! My stay coincided with a full moon, and I loved going out after the sun went down to watch the moon reflecting on the water. I also saw bats flying over the olive trees and skimming the […]
Every week Jake provides a theme for creative inspiration. Bloggers post their interpretations before the following Sunday, when Jake announces the next photo theme. Jake’s Sunday Post this week is Water; unfortunately Jake’s site is no longer active, so I can’t link to other interpretations.
On the southern coast of Crete you’ll find the delightful, tiny town of Tersa and Tavern Sophokles. We placed our order at the beach cabana bar, and then the proprietors dashed down the street to prepare our meal in their home kitchen (!). We dined on the lounge chairs you can see in the background while enjoying the view of the Libyan Sea. After delicious Greek salads for lunch,we were served shots of raki, alcohol made from fermented grape skins. […]