The day after the storm we went for another walk. It was a quiet day and the sea was relatively calm except for waves breaking on the shore. Our beach was empty but lots of seaweed had been washed out.
We could see the ships lining up to get into Piraeus.
Once we reached the promenade we could see the after effects of the storm: sand, pebbles, stones and other debris that had been hauled by the huge waves onto the promenade.
The colours were muted and quietly beautiful
Once we reached the part of the promenade we had not been able to walk on the previous day, we saw that the beach had been transported on the flagstones - debris covered everything
including parts of the grassed up area.
We decided to walk to Palaio Faliro, the next suburb. We reached Edem, one of the tavernas that we like to use in the summer. We tend to sit on the bit further on from the awning, but instead of sand, the whole area was filled with rocks.
The palm trees were flooded with sea water.
The promenade was fairly busy
and the beaches were deserted - not much debris here, it must depend on the currents.
The light was magnificent
and the chess players were enjoying their game
a winter swimmer was doing her stretches
and a surfer was riding the waves
a sailing boat in the distance. It was beautiful.