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.
One day you will understand
Sofia was a bit dazzled, as usual.
What better way to get up than with a sister’s kiss?
A mantis swimming after a lizard
Wildlife in the pools abandoned for the winter.
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.
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.
Who sowed the sky?
Sofia is developing her personality, or she’s just making funny faces.
Even in November you need a parasol
The two headed monster
To think that only the day before the end of the world we all went to the beach for a swim. Well, I went for a swim.
And the day before that, we went for a swim with Giulia!
happy family on the beach
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.