Layers in the Saronic Gulf

P1010765
Sunset viewed from Agios Niklaous beach

P1010195

P1010608
View down from the hillside walk near Spilia
P1000572
Layers of houses blend into layers of boats at Hydra Port
P1000568
A series of deckchairs lead down to a swimming platform, accessed by a stack of stone steps

P1000504

P1010050
Hydra Port at sundown

via Photo Challenge: Layered

Layered

A short flight to Athens, a bus ride to the historic port of Piraeus and just over an hour’s  crossing of the Saronic Gulf by Catamaran and I was on the idyllic island of Ydra (also known as Hydra) last week, taking a few days out from autumnal England, to get a dose of summer sun.

There were hundreds of characterful boats, in all shapes and sizes, and it brought to mind Kenneth Grahame’s quote from The Wind in the Willows: “Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”

P1010243
Five-layered boat ‘cake’ at Agios Nikolaos
P1010558
Constant movement on the waterway ensures that Hydra Port looks different, every time you look
P1010873
Boats leaving Hydra Port

 

4 thoughts on “Layers in the Saronic Gulf

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s