Museum of natural history

One nice day in mid November we all went for a nice excursion to the Museum of Natural History in Davgata, opposite Argostoli.

A very educational experience. Giulia loved especially the butterfly, dragonflies, beetle and mantis displays. She probably knows more insects’ names than people’s.

Sofia at the museum

One day you will understand

Sofia was a bit dazzled, as usual.

The path in the valley

The path valley

Bramble, erosion, steep cliffs and thick overgrowth. A wild walk.

There used to be a nice marked footpath going from Katelios to Pastra, following the river valley. It doesn’t appear to be marked anymore, possibly after the big fire in 2007. After trying to find my way down from Pastra I can confirm that at the moment there is no clear path, although I managed to find my way until the 3rd mill.
Then I took left turn down the very steep hillside through burned brambly terraced fields, only to get to the thickest overgrown area just before the riverbank with that vertical cliff just above me.
I will have a better look at maps and old directions before trying again.

Sunset for real

Sunset for real

No need to touch up anything

Every night another beautiful sunset. Boring! But it’s hard to believe our eyes, and it’s impossible to resist the temptation. We see so many unbelievable skies, and just before the sun sets the camera always finds its way to the balcony. The truly amazing thing for this sunset was the colour of the sea, fading from grey-blue to wine-mauve.
Both shots are from the last couple of weeks.

Seedy sky

Who sowed the sky?

The end of the world is dark


It was a dark and stormy night

It was a dark and stormy night, and it was looking as though the world was coming to its end.

Then the rain moved away, the warm wind was well wild and the electric storm was visible in the distance. I set the camera on long shutter and used the lightning light to shoot some pictures.