Friday, 4 April 2008
The Lake of Ayia
Limni Ayias (Lake Ayia) is one of two lakes in the province of Chania, on the road to Fournes village where we have orange groves and olive fields. It was once considered a place where disease was rampant, but is now a protected area where wild fowl take up residence. Although this photo doesn't show them, we found a swan, a few ducks, some wild geese and lots of waterfowl when my family visited the lake area yesterday (it's only five minutes by car away from our house). In the late afternoon, the spring weather was rather nippy as the sun was an hour away from setting. The area has been landscaped in a Western style, so that Northern Europeans who often visit Hania in the spring can enjoy the view during their visit. This photo was taken from a new bridge which has been closed off to strollers, but it wasn't difficult to get on it, since I was able to trespass and shoot my photo.