Sunday, 24 August 2014

Vouliagmeni Bay


'An immensity, sometimes azure and often green, extends as far as the boundaries of the heavens: it is the sea'.

Charles Baudelaire



 
 Vouliagmeni beach has been our preferred choice for the last two weeks
 
 
 
 

 
it's a very large beach that extends for over half of the bay: parts of it are very crowded but we go right at the end which is very much quieter - if we get there early enough, we can get some shade
 
 
 


a very rich person's plaything in the mouth of the bay




 
the colours of the pebbles always at their best when wet
 
 
 

 
and the sun shining on the water forms glorious patterns
 
 
 

 
such a pleasure to look at
 




lots of little fish in the water




 
and the patterns on and in the water can get quite psychedelic 
 
 
 

 
the sea is very shallow for quite a long way  
 
 
 


lots of water birds in the bay, mainly gulls

 
 

 
 they are very tame, quite used to people
 
  
 


and like people, they like staring into the distance






glad I managed to get one during flight





when it gets too hot some people find ingenious ways to keep cool - she does this every day






we can see the lake from where we sit





looking closer - the space of what was left after the roof of the underground cave collapsed






This is by far our favourite place to swim in the Athens area.


4 comments:

  1. Adolescent gulls in their speckled plumage are like adolescents everywhere: dress a little differently and gaze into a future far away from where you are now!

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    1. Beautifully expressed, Avril, and very true.

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