Archive for October 2012

Turtles.   1 comment

Had another visit to the Greek island of Meis the other day, a lovely little harbour with a villagey feel to it on an equally lovely little island. I was a bit disappointed that the duty free shop had no brandy so I had to make do with a bottle of Glenfiddich single malt whiskey, poor me! As usual I also got two 400g bars of Cadburys Whole Nut chocolate.

When the Meis fishermen bring some fish back the restaurant owners usually clean them on the harbour side, I was going to say harbour wall but there is no wall, the road just stops and the water is next, you can easily take a wrong step and get very wet if you’re not careful. Well this day Angelos was cleaning and filleting a big fish and throwing the innards and spine into the water. I have often seen a big turtle swim up and eat the bits but this day two of them came and started to push each other out of the way to get the bits of fish. It was quite a startling sight to see the two of them performing all sorts of diving, wheeling and flying right next to where I was standing, like an aquatic ballet in three dimensions. I hadn’t taken my good camera with me so these photographs are only from my phone camera, apologies for the quality.

Posted October 20, 2012 by cukurbagli in Animals

This Morning   3 comments

Yesterday I woke up to grey skies and later it started raining. A steady rain fell for most of the afternoon and a friend told me that the forecast was for it to continue for about three days. Well I’m glad to say the forecasters got it wrong, at least until 10.00 today when I’m posting this. It was a lovely morning today so I went up to the top of the ridge behind my house to photograph the valley. Here is one of the shots that I took showing most of the village, my house is at the bottom in the middle with the green roof. The last time I took a photo like this you could see all of the house and my car park but the trees have grown a lot since then.

 

Posted October 11, 2012 by cukurbagli in Uncategorized

Autumn Skies 2   Leave a comment

Well here’s another sky photo just to show that is not all sun, sea, etc etc. The weather is bad sometimes.

Not technically a great photograph but all I could manage at the time.

Posted October 2, 2012 by cukurbagli in Uncategorized