Sunday, September 19, 2010

(Day 249) Hot and dry

Monday Sept. 6, 2010

Do you ever have that fleeting moment of doubt when you open a travel brochure and see the pictures of those exotic locations with beautiful beaches, an azure sea and an unbelievably blue sky ? That can't possibly be real, can it ?
Well, we found out today that it is, at least here by the Aegean Sea. Crystal clear water so bouyant you can almost fall asleep floating on your back. The boardwalks are there to protect your feet from the hot sand, and sandals are required to get right to the water. The beach was not crowded and this is about as far away as you can get from 'hustle and bustle' - a phrase which is unknown here (except when it comes to driving !).
Away from the beach, the land is hot, and dry. I've read that there is a rainy season here, but the evidence for it is long gone.

(10-22mm  f8  1/640 sec  ISO200)






(10-22mm  f11  1/160 sec  ISO200)

13 comments:

darlin said...

Rick, you've found paradise and captured it so wonderfully well that I want to go and pack my bags right now!

Are you back home? And if you are I bet it was super hard to leave paradise!

teca said...

Paradise is not far away, isn't it? :D

Kisses.

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Hi there Rick, wow what a stunning beach that is.

On holiday are you? Well what's wrong with Holland....if you're here do hop over next time please.

Gladd to be back, missed lots. Thanks for waiting out here for me buddy.
Hug Dag
ps verbrand je kont niet....

imac said...

Looks like you enjoying your time away Rick, some great shots too.
Its super to see a blue sea,lol.
Like that in Cornwall UK thats where we are off to later this week.

Katherine said...

Wow fabulous holiday shots & you're so right ... those there are some wonderful photos of paradise. Looks as though you are having a lovely time. Looking forward to seeing some more slices of heaven from your holiday.

cata said...

It looks a good place to get lost and relax.

jasmin said...

lieber Rick, wollen wir nicht tauschen, es ist ein Traum...ich gönne es von Herzen, viele Grüße von Jasmin....

Lisa RedWillow said...

The beach is beautiful. Nice place to be

Here I Am/Carrie said...

Well I guess when it is that hot bout all you can do is sit in those chairs and just relax. Looks very peacefull. I like the idea of just floating in the water.

becky said...

Wow, the sand is that hot? the water sounds amazing. Can't wait to see more pics!

CarreraCaballo said...

The second photo is well captured :-)

Greetz,

Joseph

Krista said...

Absolutely magnificent. I miss the beach... cannot wait to go back. I hope you are having a lovely time. Don't burn your tootsies! lol

Rick said...

@everyone - thank you for taking the time to view and comment. There were so many great beaches in (on ?) Rhodes. I have no hesitation in recommending it for your 'must visit' list.