Muddyboots

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Monday, 17 September 2007

the traveller returns

It is amazing just how quickly a week can fly past. Time seemed to positively race past at a break neck speed. One minute your sitting on the suitcase trying to close the damm thing then the next you're sat up in the restaurant at corfu airport waiting to see if your departure flight is on time. Oh to be able to hit the rewind switch!

Corfu. Ah Corfu. Just wonderful. The place is truly magical. The scenery is outstanding, the locals are well, local, & the food...... fresh fish & seafood......freshly baked bread cooked in the local bakery.............. sublime as well as calorific.

This year we stayed lower down the slopes of the mountain, closer to the sea, within walking distance in fact. A gentle stroll down through the olive groves, peppered with the odd cypress tree, to the pebbly beaches of Agni and Yaliskari.

Warm, crystal clear waters temptingly inviting, snorkels & flippers at the ready, fish in abundance. The return trek, and at the start of the week it was a definite trek, back up the step pathway, up, up, up to the village and the dark red villa, with views across the countryside & narrow straights towards the barren slopes of Albania.

So now l'm back. The memories are the photos on the computer set to slide show. The washing has been done & summer clothes put away until next year. The accounts have been caught up with. The sun tan is, well, hmm, not completely faded. Corfu again next year then?

14 comments:

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Beautiful photos. Glad you had a good time. Looking at this drab weather we have I could very easily pack a suitcase and go somewhere hot.

Crystal xx

mountainear said...

Doesn't it go too quickly? The tan starts to fade as you walk up the steps to the 'plane I think.

I set my camera to the wrong resolution - so while I have photographs they are not very good quality. I'd like to see yours - can't beat a bit of virtual travel when you can't have the real thing!

UN PEU LOUFOQUE said...

Ah the tan may fade but the memories will stay. welcome back.

ps next year we are all coming too....

sally's chateau said...

When you've finished doing cowpats perhaps someone should pay you to be a travel writer !!

WesterWitch/Headmistress said...

MMmmmm - we are planning a last minute getaway . . should we think about Corfu I wonder . . .

Cait O'Connor said...

Corfu sounds wonderful, love your photos.

ChrisH said...

have been smiling at the picture of your toes enjoying their holiday. Well, you deserved a good holiday after your season - was it nice to have people waiting on you?

laurie said...

ah, but they stay in your head and your heart for a long time. especially with those computer slide shows.

i click into the paris slide show about every other week...and it was nearly six months ago already.

welcome home.

Pondside said...

You paint a wonderful picture - it sounds like a great way to relax and get your energy back after a busy summer.

Exmoorjane said...

Aaaahhh (deep sigh)....how very very lovely. It's that colour of the sea that gets me. Never been to Corfu but adore all Greece so far so bet I would love this too. Glad you had a lovely time. jxx

The Country Craft Angel said...

Sounds like you had a well deserved break. Wonderful photos.
Looks just my 'cup of tea'...

warm wishes
xx

Gwen said...

I'm glad you had a good time - it sounds lovely.

Suffolkmum said...

Can I come next time? Haven't been to Corfu for many years, but have some amazing memories. Could jump on a plane tomorrow!

Around My Kitchen Table said...

Great photographs. I'm holiday too but as the dearly beloved isn't, I have been spending my time doing exciting things like having a good clear out! And enjoying it, in a masochistic kind of way!

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