A fishing boat bobs quietly in the harbour, waiting to be taken out onto the sea.
I saw this boat moored in the trees on the beach just outside Nafplio. I’m pretty sure that it hasn’t been out to sea for quite some time. I just have to wonder what happened to in, and how it got into that state? I bet that at some stage it was sitting on a trailer and them somebody took the trailer and stripped the boat of anything useful and drive off, leaving the boat to slowly decay among the trees.
On our first morning in Aegina, I wondered down to the port to find a bakery to get something for breakfast, and I saw this wonderful tall ship in the harbour (yes I actually did take my little point & shoot camera with to the bakery – you never know). Anyway I am glad that I had my camera with me, because by the time we went to the port later in the day it was gone!
The ferry trip from the Piraeus to Aegina is about 1.5 hours. Even though it was still part of the trip to get to our holiday destination, once we were on the boat it really felt like were were on holiday. We sat on the outside upper deck, relaxed and enjoyed the warmth, the gentle breeze and the view of the Aegean sea.
We saw the most beautiful sunset just before we arrived on Aegina
Lois relaxing on the ferry after an exhausting day and night of travel
A container ship in the sunset
One of the things I love about going for early morning runs is that you have the entire world to yourself, and the day has that wonderful brand-new feeling; feeling you can sometimes literally smell in the air.
In this case, it was an early morning run along the main beach at Langebaan – there was no wind, it was lovely and cool, and it felt like I was the only person on the beach.
The tide was way out, and this little rowing boat was stranded high and dry, waiting for the tide to come in.