This is a rather self indulgent post, highlighting one of the reasons, I love living here. It is simply about light and colour.
In a period of 5 days on a trip to Triopetra, near Agia Galini, I captured with my camera the different blues, greens, silvers and greys of the sea and the reds, yellows and oranges of the sunsets, sometimes taking the same shot in different lights and times of day and getting dramatic and stunning differences in the colours, of the same view. What we saw was, of course, even better but pictures are a wonderful way of reminding you of the moment you were there and of how, with the same walk, things can look so different, depending on the weather, the time of day and the light.
John and I had been to the taverna Apanemia earlier in the summer and it was my choice to spent a few more days there over my birthday. I think it is a perfect place for someone like me who appreciates lovely beaches, a warm sea, a friendly and hospitable taverna, simple food, a nice room and some walking. Every morning, I woke up to sunshine and warmth and then went for a swim.
Then we would find a spot in a quiet, sandy beach and while away a few hours. I would occasionally stir myself for a walk up on the sand dunes, pick up a few pretty stones or admire some pretty flowers which were still coming out, even at this time of the year.
There is a local yoga centre nearby and I can understand why they chose this spot. There is no stress, only peace. And it seemed that yoga also involves exercise in the water.
Of course, providing this idyllic existence means that the staff and owner of the taverna are not experiencing the same emotions as myself, particularly at the end of a busy season! But they still managed to create a very relaxing environment and here, Andreas, one of the waiters helps us put up the sun shade in our little terrace.
Just before we left , there was a magnificent contrast of colour from our own house,
From our room we saw the rocks which give Triopetra, (πέτρα meaning rock) it’s name. I took a number of photos because I felt I was taking a different picture each time.
Then there were the sunsets
And the different colours of the sea