Monday, October 21, 2013

crystal clear perfection

In the three weeks that the tall boy and I spent in Greece, the four islands that we visited, and the countless beaches that we swam in, this one was my favourite.   While planning the trip months before, I found this beach, and I knew I had to go there.  You can't even search it in Google Maps.  We managed to find its coordinates (yes, we went as far as to find the coordinates), and were able to enter them into our GPS (whom we've named Helga).  We still managed to get lost and ended up on a dirt road.  Well, a few days before we left, I stumbled upon the itty bitty tiny piece of information, that the only way to access the beach is either through a) a boat or b) a steep path down a cliff, equipped with two ladders and a rope (what?!?!).  No thanks!  But, the tall boy made me do it, and I'm so glad we did.    Honestly, I thought I was going to die.  One wrong step and down the cliff we'd go.  It didn't help that I had a one-strapped bag stuffed full with two beach towels, my camera, snorkel, underwater camera, fruits, three bottles of lotion, and two large bottles of water (all probably weighing as much as me).  We got there so early, there were only two other people.  What I loved about this beach? That when everyone managed to make it down the path to the beach, it was a sense of victory; that we all decided to attempt going down the trail, and that we all made it successfully (despite a few crying kids).  In stark contrast, it felt like the people that came to the beach via boat totally cheated; they didn't get to do any crazy rock climbing . Anywho, the beach itself was gorgeous.  Clear blue water and super small.  And it made me realize that these are the types of beaches that I love the most.  Those loooong white sandy beaches, are not for me.  And the snorkling was fantastic.  Ok, enough rambling for today, enjoy the pictures!

~ Diane xo

The rope leading down the path.  :\

Quote of the Day: The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea - Isak Dinesen

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