Sunday, August 21, 2011

Kefalonia and Caps for Sale

This must have been early morning

Thought a lot about this childhood favorite while in Kefalonia for the landscape, the vacancy, and the siestas that all law-abiding islanders take.

Any Easy Picture

In the Hagia Sophia.

Right. Why would you photograph the Hagia Sophia when you've got cheaply printed reproductions to recapture? 

In the Hagia Sophia

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


The view from the boats onto the port of Sami.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Story time

Rosie and I were just settling down to our evening tea when she spots something caught in our boat's ropes. We hop to the edge to examine, promptly gag, and search frantically for a paddle of sorts. (This was the second time that day that I'd used the oar thing, as I'd dropped a bunch of letters to Baby B into the Ionian Sea that morning.) Pushed the decrepit thing (the former tentacle of a sizable octapus?) away. 

Then the wind changed and the currents brought It and The Most Putrid Stink Ever back toward the boats. Ruined tea and -- while I'm proper-nouning and superlative-ing things -- our generous spoonfuls of The Thickest and Most Delicious Greek Yogurt Ever. So tender. And given the setting, I think it fitting to say that it is ambrosial!

So we waited for it to bob back.

Bob bob bob.

I ran around pushing it along the width of the two catamarans until it came to the pier.

Was very difficult to stabilize it, slippery thing.

Flung it across the concrete pier and watched it bob away. The smell lingered on and by that time, our tea was cold. But that's alright, I like cold mint tea.

I will have you know that this is the most exciting thing that ever happens in island time.

Hike to ancient Sami

 Rosie and Emmy go on a hike to the the ancient Acropolis and castle of Sami. All calves, all olive trees, some goats which were terrifyingly agile at first, but very complacent if you don't return their gaze. Like taxi drivers in Rome!

Kalimera, Kefalonia

My morning walk from the port of Sami to the village of Karavalimos in Kefalonia, the big mama of the Ionian Islands.