Monday, 30 August 2010

Feeling hot, hot, hot!

Hello there - I'm home! Mr JK and I arrived back from two weeks in Greece on Saturday evening. We had a fabulous time, relaxing in the sunshine. For the whole fortnight, I didn't even see a wisp of a cloud. The sky was a beautiful blue,

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the sand was golden,

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and the sea was warm!

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It was Hot - Very, Very Hot! One day the temperature in the sun showed us why we felt like we were melting!

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(Apologies for the marks on the photo - I didn't realise that the lens was dirty!)

This was our view for much of the holiday.

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We spent our days relaxing on the beach, in the shade of the trees. Apart from going into the sea, these were my favourite ways of passing the time.

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We met Henrycat's big fat Greek cousin, a resident in one of our favourite tavernas,

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where we enjoyed delicious food - tzatziki, saganaki and tomato and cucumber salad. Mmmmm!

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The bougainvillea was in full bloom,

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as was the hibiscus,

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and the olives were getting ready for harvest in October.

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We watched the fishing boats in the harbour,

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and I shuddered at the squid hanging out to dry in the sun!

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We enjoyed fresh orange juice and Greek pastries - yum yum!

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and Mr JK enjoyed the odd ouzo or two!

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We took a trip to a neighbouring island, Nisyros, and visited a volcano.

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We walked on the crater, feeling the heat from the holes - hot enough to boil water and fry an egg! The sulphur smell was extremely stinky!!

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We wandered through the narrow winding streets in Mandraki, the main town on Nisyros, ooh-ing and aah-ing at all the pretty buildings.

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A great holiday! I'll show you how I got on with the knitting next time! See you soon! xx


Merchy said...

Beautiful photos, how much bright blue!
These must have been really nice holidays.
Thanks for sharing!

Stadtwaldvogel said...

You must have had a great holiday! I am glad you are back and looking forward to see some knitting pictures.
Yours Julia

melissa said...

wonderful gorgeous amazing photos! thank you so much for sharing them. i really enjoyed that last collage shot - greece is a beautiful place and you did a fantastic job of capturing that beauty.

i think lying on the beach, playing scrabble in the shade sounds like a fantastic way to spend an afternoon (or two, or three...)

Helsie said...

It all sounds lovely and HOT! That sea looked great too.I bet you spent a lot of time cooling off in there. Glad you enjoyed the holiday.

Northern Monkey said...

Wow it looks absolutely beautiful. We're going to Greece in four weeks and I just can't wait!

Thank you for sharing pictures from your holiday.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos! But far too hot for me - anything over mid-twenties makes me wilt and come out in a rash :(

Denise said...

hello, just found your lovely blog via Suz - looks like you had a fab time x

Lyn said...

Wonderful photos of what looks like a wonderful holiday, I have never been to Greece but have always wanted to go. That sky is so blue!

Clicky Needles said...

Playing scrabble and knitting ~ oh heaven!
Looks like you had a super time.

Kathy said...

What a lovely holiday and great photos. I love all the blue doors!
Looks a bit too hot for my liking .. I can't cope with 40 never mind 47! Wow! That's hot!!!!
Love Kathy xxx

snoopydog said...

Looks like you had a really lovely holiday. Liked, or rather didn't like, the photo of the squid hanginfg out to dry. Yeuch! Have a good week. Ros

Kristyn Knits said...

You're building pictures are wonderful! You should make a collage of them and frame them up! wonderful shots. I received your comment regarding the scarf. I will send off an email to you soon. Thanks for visiting!

Jenny said...

47 degrees, we were giddy with excitement here today when the temperature reached 16. Beautiful photos, I love the blue doors but best of all I like your little beach camp, heaven, I could move in tomorrow.

Maria said...

Totally agree with Snoopydog about the squid - Yuck. But the rest of the photos are wonderful - bring on our summer!!!

Queen of Crafts, Current Events, and Such. said...

Sounds dreamy

knitting said...

wow!! looks like an absolutely ideal trip! i love those greek blues. so glad to hear that you had a wonderful time!

Kristyn Knits said...

I just sent you a message via ravelry regarding the scarf pattern.

Denise said...

Hi there, just found your blog and wanted to say hello. I used to live in Thetford Norfolk years ago but just for a little while, then I lived in Bury St Edmunds. I'm actually from Sunderland up North (nr Newcastle) and now live in Austin Texas!! I love knitting and love reading knitting blogs and making new bloggy friends. Come say hi if you get a chance:
Love your Greek pics, looks like you had a great time.

WildeThymeKnits said...

Fantastic photos! Spent my honeymoon in the Greek Islands and you transported me back there. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful photos! Nice to hear that you had lovely holidays 'here'!
Wishes from Crete Teje