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Married to the lovely Geoffrey, my soulmate. I have two fantastic big kids,both married, whom I love and miss every day I'm not with them, but I know they're living and loving their lives and we make up for time when we get together.I now have three granddaughters too...

Saturday, 13 June 2009

A Walk to Remember (my Mate)

I was pleasantly surprised when I took the car in to be serviced this week.
The young chap asked if I wanted a lift somewhere, rather than sit in the garage for 2 hours.
So he dropped me at Almyros Beach. This was a favourite of Jose and mine when we lived on the boat. We'd walk to this beach on a 'pedestian only' path every day, then Jose would run up and down the beach while I threw sticks and beachcombed. Of course, it's covered in sun beds and umbrellas in the summer months but we'd be up extra early and sneek on at 6.30 am. before all the sun worshippers arrived.
That's Aghios Nickolaos in the distance and you can see the masts of the yachts if you enlarge the photo. I felt rather sad as I walked along, still expecting to see the little white mutt come running up to me. But the view is stunning and I love walking by the sea.
Looking back to where I'd started.
There's a beautiful cove along the way, a little stony for some but that means less people!
This taverna is new, wasn't here when we walked along here!

Looking over a fence I noticed this cockerel eating last nights left-overs from a cafe.

Now, talk about secluded! these 2 have found a lovely little spot, you can find these gorgeous spots if you have a dinghy. Maddie!!

These chaps must have been extremely important!! Fantastic views from the dead centre of Ag Nik!!
Bit too hot for Crazy Golf.
Well, we're nearly there now. This is Ammos Beach, one of the town's beach's, it's lovely and clean, close to loads of cafes, taverna and amenities. This is where I used to swim when I lived in the marina as it's next door.
I used to swim around that break-water.
I'll leave you now, time for a cold drink before I do some shopping and pick up the car.
Hope you visit again soon!

34 comments:

Judith said...

Lovely walk Jude, You will have to show me sometime.

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Lovely Jude, especially the hibiscus, it's sunny here at the moment (ten past 8 on Saturday evening) but probably a bit chillier than where you are!
Lesley

Mim said...

what a lovely view, it's gorgeous. I would love to jump into that crystal clear blue water

Lynn said...

Wow, I feel so refreshed from my swim, and my drink with the rich people...and I especially liked the walk past the chicken and the sunflowers before I got in my dinigi and paddled along the shoreline.

Artist Unplugged said...

What a beautiful walk. Your area is just amazingly beautiful! I know you still miss your pup but I'm glad you have such fond memories. Thanks for sharing all the scenery and info! :)

Pondside said...

You'll have us all wishing to be in Greece - especially the secluded beach and the taverna. They're like something out of a travel book. Lucky you!

katie jane said...

Oh Jude, this is so lovely! And so nice that you could visit again. I love the shot of the couple in the secluded area. I am not much of a sun worshiper, but I think I could manage that walk. So pretty.

Mediterranean kiwi said...

lovely walk - perfect way to fill in time

TIGGYWINKLE said...

I think the beaches in crete are among the most beautiful in the world. You are so lucky to live there.I must go back some time, as I found it such an interesting Island.

Audrey said...

Oh my stars Jude,those pictures are breathtaking! I desperately want to travel there now! I am, for sure, a water baby, and I tend to centre all of my travels around the sea! Your pictures are very inspiring!
Thanks for dropping by - I appreciate that a lot!

Faith said...

Everytime I walk my dogs I think of you, the pictures are wonderful they look so refreshing gosh loads of ideas for quilting and paintings just look at the lovely blues.

Clare W said...

I feel myself heading for the airport. Your hammock inspired me!

Calico Kate said...

Such beautiful photos Jude. You lucky things. As I type there is a large black rain cloud wiwth lightening flashes over to my left!
CKx

Maddie Grigg said...

Oh my, I am counting down to Friday. Five more sleeps and I'm in the Ionian. And yes, we have a dinghy to find those lovely secluded spots. Boy, are we lucky. And you, living on Crete. xx

Lydia said...

Hi Jude. I really enjoy your posts of Crete. Normally I'm a UK girl (because I get all hot, bothered & tetchy when it's too warm), but I'm getting very tempted by all your pictures of te coves & fauna. Might have to sneak in your suitcase....

Love Lydia

?How many more weeks to the wedding?

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous...
beautiful and relaxing. Much, much better than sitting at the repair shop for 2 hours:)

ChrisH said...

What a very beautiful part of the world you live in. Sigh! I'm glad you had some time for quiet reflection when the beach wasn't busy with visitors and you could have a bit of space to think about the good times. Early days.

Julia said...

I feel as if Ive just had a little holiday...such amazing pictures, that crystal blue water is something else isnt it!!

Im sure you miss your pup achingly so, but Im glad you have fond memories of the little chap. Thank you so much for sharing such beautiful pics and memories here.

Love Julia xxx

Ivy said...

Crete is so beautiful with so many lovely places to visit. The grave belongs to the Koundouros family. Nikos Koundouros, who was born in Ag. Nicolaos,is the most known, coming from a family of politicians.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikos_Koundouros

Blu said...

A lovely walk around some places I havnt seen in a while. Great pictures too.

Best wishes Blu

Nutty Gnome said...

What a wonderful place you live in!

I've just been catching up on your posts, having been t'interent-less for a while and I was sad to read about Jose. I hope you're feeling a bit better now, it must have been a terrible shock.

Your walk certainly cheered me up, hope it worked for you too!

lakeviewer said...

What a lovely romp, great pictures.

Robyn said...

Blissful walk, thanks Jude. The pebbley cove and crystal water is calling me.

mimilove forever said...

Sighhh! How stunning!
(I hope your pain is easing a wee bit...I still expect to hear Bella's claws skittering on floor!
x

Diane said...

I want to be there. I fancy a dip in that sea.

doug Fitch said...

Hiya Jude
Sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you re. the bowls, I did try your email but this stupid computer won't run outlook (or what's more to the point, I don't know how to make it). They're kind of breakfast bowl size and sell for £24 each. Beautiful pictures on here as ever. Sunshine in Devon today. I'm off to Wenford again next week - just bought Michael Cardew's old kick wheel which is pretty exciting. Have a lovely day.

Michela said...

Hello Jude!
You have such an interesting life!
Greetings from Italy!

bindu said...

What a gorgeous walk!! So serene and blue. It seems like such a nice place to live.

Patty said...

You live in a beautiful place. Great photos.

Kathleen said...

lovely post! Yes, I did get your address and your loot should be already in country. I hope you enjoy it!

Cynthia said...

Wow, if it was your intention to attract visitors...I'm sure your inspired a few people to head over to Crete. That water is a dream realized, Jude. BTW I gave you an award over at Oasis Writing Link (OWL) blog. Come over and visit me, read about dreaming...and see how much I value your friendship. <3

St Ives Birds & Photo Journal said...

It looks lovely Jude. But old misery guts here would like to se more of the countryside. No pleasing some people eh. I hope you're ok and getting over your loss. x

little grubs said...

Many thanks for popping by my blog. What a beautiful place you are living in - I'm somewhat envious as we're in the middle of winter and it's been very cold and very wet! x

Chef E said...

Man how I look forward to visiting there...love the photos, and hope you had a great fourth!