Friday, 8 August 2008

SkyWatch Friday: cloudy weather



This photo was taken in early March. The island in the distance is a protected wildlife refuge (Thodorou Island - my father used to swim out to it) and the beach is in the area of Gerani, near a popular seaside resort village for Northern Europeans, called Platanias, close to the village where my father was born. Right behind the spot where I took the photo is a plush hotel where the inter-regional school chess competition took place this year.

The beach is deserted and a little untidy, nothing like what you might remember of the idyllic Greek island holiday you may have recently been on. The clouds are very uncharacteristic of our skies at the moment, all sunny, blue and bright. This is what life is like two months before the tourist season starts: cool quiet weather, just perfect for taking in the stormy sky above, while you're wearing boots and wrapped up in a warm winter coat.

15 comments:

  1. It's the beach, so I love it. The clouds are spectacular!

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  2. That is definetly a beautiful place even if it is cold.

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  3. It looks cool, secluded and beautiful. I love it!

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  4. That is a beautiful shot indeed.

    My SWF photos are posted in these blogs:
    Jenn Was Here and Shutter Happy Moments.

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  5. love the pic. cozy atmosphere in a cozy beach. happy 08.08.08 day to you mk.

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  6. Yes its cloudy and want to rain. Happy SWF!

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  7. they look as if they are closing in on you... beautiful

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  8. Pretty beach shot, even if it isn't summer yet! Happy SWF and hope you come and see mine here:dlyn

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  9. Does look a touch gloomy and raw - but beaches have their own magic in every season and weather.

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  10. That is a long way to swim. Love the photo..

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  11. Hi! Quite fun to see that deserted beach and then that award winning sun shining one!

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