Saturday, August 08, 2020

Memories

Three years ago we had not long returned from England after our Mediterranean cruise. While the capital city Kotor in Montenegro was the most surprisingly wonderful place, we saw many fine other places including the Greek Island, Santorini. We can only dream of what we could do back then and how carelessly we could do it, unmasked, mostly unsanitised and certainly not two metres apart.

These aren't my photos. They just popped up somewhere yesterday at a site I have already forgotten. They are better than mine of course.

Can you see why in gloom of just before dawn as we sailed in, I wondered what these snow covered cliff tops were about when the weather was so warm?


We roamed the town and then sat at a bar with a view looking down on a scene like this.


For animal our welfare reasons we didn't ride an ass up the cliffside. We caught, I think a funicular. 

Who doesn't like a cute ass, or are they donkeys or maybe  mules?

Oh dear, I hope this appears in a better state than I can see it on Preview with the new Blogger.

22 comments:

  1. The photos are perhaps a bit large and overlap your side bar, but otherwise it is fine.
    Yesterday preparing tomorrow's Sunday Selections having put the first of my photos in, I couldn't work out a way to add text. So I reverted (again) to legacy blogger. Cowardly of me.
    And yes, those memories look pretty damn spectacular.

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    1. EC, never happened with the old Blogger. They! better do some really hard work on the new Blogger before the kill the old one.

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  2. It is a great płace

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    1. Gosia, tiny narrow lanes with tiny narrow vans delivering goods.

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  3. A beautiful area, indeed. No wonder Zorba danced without a care in the world.

    Have a nice weekend, Andrew. :)

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    1. Lee, shall we imaginatively Zorba together?

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    2. Why not, I say!

      Let's dance, my boy! :)

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  4. I have resisted new blogger so far, I am dying to hear advantages from users but only hear negatives.

    Those photos are almost surreal. Yes life then seems so distant. I look at my FB memory feed and go: look at me and the dog wandering everywhere, hiking and boating, careless and free.

    XO
    WWW

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    1. WWW, I can't really see anything great with the new Blogger.

      You have the great memories at least. Some don't.

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  5. Interesting to see all those white places on top of the hill or is it classed as a mountain?
    Beautiful view from up there and I would go on a donkey either if there was a lift.
    Be a long time if ever that we Australians will venture on a trip like that again.

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    1. Margaret, I wimped out on that, describing them as cliffs. I don't know if it is a mountain or hill or just the island.

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  6. I once heard of a newcomer on the island of Corfu who painted his house pink. The Mayor arrived and told him that if it wasn't white before the following morning, they would bulldoze it.

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    1. Cro, I've heard the same story about Santorini. You have to use blue and white. No other colour is allowed.

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  7. Such a beautiful view. Imagine walking down that track to the beach, then back up again. A whole week's exercise in one day! If you weren't in a hurry it might be a nice walk. I'd love to see Greece one day.

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    1. River, I don't imagine at all. That is why God invented donkeys and funiculars. We saw two Greek islands but not the mainland. I was surprised at the number of Greek looking people on Greek islands. What was I expecting?

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  8. Looks amazing! Do you think you'll ever do a trip like that again if things ever get back to normal? Andrew why don't you just click back to original blogger, the choice is there ✨

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    1. Grace, I'd like to think we would do another trip like that, but I doubt it. Even visiting England for R's sister's 70th next August is pretty unlikely.

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    2. Aside from this post where I used someone else's photos, I am not really having a problem with the new one.

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  9. Spectacular shots. I would love to visit that island.

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    1. Gigi, it was quite special with a nice dry warmth.

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  10. Oh Andrew, I think of all the places I have been. No mask, no worry, (Except Mexico and I always got sick there). I wonder if or when we will be able to travel like that again.
    School for my granddaughter will continue to be remote learning. She misses her friends, but she says she likes learning online.
    I know I am somewhat relieved she is not going back right now.
    I so wish I could get away. Sit in the sand, drinking in the sunshine, quiet and a nice glass of chilled white wine.
    In my dreams!

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    1. Maribeth, I wonder if given our age, we will ever be able to travel like that again. Jo is back to remote learning now, as Sister teaches from home. In some ways it is worse for you as you missing your summer life.

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