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RobW_ PRO 12:23pm, 31 December 2006
How Do You Do?
Hi there! I am accepting the challenge of producing and posting a picture a day, every day of 2007, starting from tomorrow. I hope I can stick to it, and I hope I produce something of interest, to me and to others. I look forward to following many of your stories, too. I've met a few interesting people already, just from reviewing all these stubs. Good luck all my fellow-voyagers.

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Quick Link to My 2007 Daily Photo Diary Set
Watch the slideshow here

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(I copied this idea from Samrag in Iceland, with his permission. Thanks!)
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RobW_ PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by RobW_ (member) 11 years ago
Thank you Satrina, and welcome back! Sorry to hear of all your difficulties. It' never too late to begin posting again, a lot of your friends are still here, and looking forward to seeing your work.

Loca, thank you too, and Jenny/ Jellia. All my moon shots were handheld BTW.

And what more can I say about La Maquisarde? What a lady! She greeted me and dedicated music to me over the air! Brought tears to me eyes. And what beautiful music she plays! I'm listening through my headphones again, to her Corsican friends, beautiful music. Lovely, friendly voice, introducing "I Muvrini" right now. Bless you La M, you remind us of the universality of music and culture. Musical Migrations indeed!
Thank you. I hope that you enjoyed it.
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Oh yes! Right to the end.
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
Rob, your 28th, is almost an exact copy in placement and proportion to my 27th, but you got all the detail that got blown out of mine. The winged victory shot is extraordinary -- an instant fav!

i second everyone's comments here about the diary project -- it has been enriching and I have really enjoyed the comraderie of the community. It's made the world a little smaller and as my first "group" experience on flickr, it's been fantastic. I belong to quite a few groups but have never been an active participant before -- a commitment to post a photo a day will do that for ya LOL.
Cheers to you for being one of my fav friends here !

p.s. i like the little star in the small of Nicola's back ;-)
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Thanks Bella of the million stories. Well, it was your 27th that inspired me to post my full moon on the 28th. And you are one of my fav. friends too, someone I would enjoy getting to know better, listen to some of those stories.

Yes, I like that star also, but not quite as much as your hand-on-the-heart picture!
sunshinecity 11 years ago
Hello you!
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Well, hello Sunshine! Come closer, and let me give you a hug! Tell us about your weekend. I keep going over to your diary looking for new pictures, but all I saw was someone using naughty words. Go wash your mouth out with soap, young lady ;-)
ItinerArts Posted 11 years ago. Edited by ItinerArts (member) 11 years ago
Rob, that butt shot you linked to is of Lolita, not Helen!

www.flickr.com/groups/2007/discuss/72157594528937014/7215...
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Oops, sorry!
Jissy 11 years ago
wowee - must be nice to turn a page on a calender to your own pic- and know that so many others will be smiling when they turn theirs ;-)

hope ya had a nice w-end!
Simon-K 11 years ago
Congratulations on the calendar Rob, must make you smile every time you see it. Well deserved though, its a fantastic photo!!!
ItinerArts Posted 11 years ago. Edited by ItinerArts (member) 11 years ago
Congratulations on the calendar page! Maybe FlickR really is the road to fame and fortune.

www.flickr.com/groups/2007/discuss/72157594528937014/7215...
sunshinecity 11 years ago
*runs in... looks around... yells SHIT.... giggles... runs off*

Try and catch me Rob!
: P
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Sneaky little Sunni! Just wait until I catch you! (and I will).
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Monday, 3 September 2007
Moonlight on the Sea


Moonlight On The Sea

Not very inspired today, something was bothering me greatly, but beautiful moonlight on the sea lifted my mood a little.

This one's for you, Glory.

3 September 2007 (10 Photos)
friuduric 11 years ago
Lovely pic!

--Imperatrix
Adventures on Sabbatical
Gypsy Flores Photography Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Gypsy Flores Photography (member) 11 years ago
Gorgeous photo of the moonlight.
And a perfect tribute to glorious, glamourous Glory.
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
She is all of that, La M, but right now, she's the hurting Glory.
ltcherrypn 11 years ago
Wonderful photo...sorry to hear your spirits are down right now.
I know she is Rob and I have sent her my best.
ebilflindas 11 years ago
Hi Rob!
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Tuesday, 4 September 2007
Cloudy Evening


Cloudy Evening

Hi Emil!

We've seen clouds from California, Nova Scotia, and Paris on diaries in the last day or two. Today we had clouds in our sky here in the Ionian Sea too, big fluffy cumulus clouds, probably the first clouds we have seen since April. Scattered thundershowers are forecast for Wednesday (60%), and that will be a pleasure too.

In fact, an hour or so ago, I was outside watering our lawns, when I realised that the sprinklers were redundant, because a gentle rain was falling. So I switched off the taps, went into the sea, and had the pleasant and slightly weird experience of standing in the warm water up to my neck, moonlit clouds and starry sky above, and raindrops pitter-pattering into the water around me.

4 September 2007 (12 photos)
ebilflindas 11 years ago
That's sounds absolutely divine, Rob! Our heatwave is finally starting to show signs of weakening. If only Hurricane Heriette would swing just a bit wide to the West and give us some rain...It's not going to be pretty when the Santa Ana winds start kicking up next month.
It has been hot and cloudless in Santa Cruz too--except for the prevalent evening fog. We rarely get these kind of clouds; but when we do I am thrilled.

Beautiful skies. I will be soaking in the Mediterranean soon too; but the water isn't as warm in Corsica as it is in Greece.
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
I wish you a bon voyage La M, and a pleasant arrival in Corsica, from where, I see, Daniel is already posting. Hope you get a little bit of of rain, Emil.
Jissy 11 years ago
that pitter patter exprience must have lifted your spirits...beautiful pics Rob I esp love these last two!

lol @ SSC running in here ;-)
Loca.... 11 years ago
Beautiful shots the last two, the moonlight as that power on us, give us peace when we need it, hope your ok now. And going to the sea in a rainy day it's so good, lucky you. Beautiful, beautiful sky...
:))
sunshinecity 11 years ago
aww Rob... we had the greatest cloud formatiosn today.... a really funky cool sky... but I dunno... this whole not haviny MY own camera and stuff.. I dunno... it's getting me sort of out of place with the diary.
I need to snap back into it.. somebody pinch me pls!
I am really enjoying Daniel's photos from what I consider one of "my" villages--Poggio di Venacco. I can't wait to wake up to a sunrise there and go walking in the mountains again and come home to make an apple pie and eat Daniel's fresh pasta.
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Thanks for your visits and comments, guys.
Sunni, just go out and swing your hips on a Roman street, piazza or bus, if you're desperate - you'll get lots of pinches ;-)
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Wednesday, 5 September 2007
Kids on the Beach


Kids on the Beach

I never tire of watching kids on the beach - the wonder and awe when they see the ocean for the first time, and the sheer uninhibited joy of their play, either on the sand, or in the water.

So, we had our promised thunderstorm today, preceded by sharply gusting winds roaring through the poplar trees. Shortly after this, we had a sharp, 5-minute flurry of wind-driven rain, causing consternation amongst the sunbathers, who hadn't seen it coming. I didn't get any shots of the scurrying people, or of the storm over the sea, because I was busy rescuing flying umbrellas, but it was similar to this shot from last year, and this one.

Ten minutes later, it was all over, and the sun was shining again. During the panic, the bar did a roaring trade in tea, coffee, and hot chocolate.

5 September 2007 (11 Photos)
ebilflindas 11 years ago
lol Marc!
Kids at the beach? Never a bad shot!
friuduric 11 years ago
That is the cutest shot! I love how the little girl is holding up her skirt.

And the braids. Oh, the braids!

--Imperatrix
Adventures on Sabbatical
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Yeah, about to step gingerly into the water
MarySesami 11 years ago
Love the picture of the kids on the beach and the description.
I haven't seen the ocean for the first time yet myself.
Kids on the beach are wonderful. I loved taking my son to the beach when he was little.
Jissy 11 years ago
oh they're gorgeous- amazing how you captured their expression so clearly---even if its from behind!

oh and the braids!
Dragonhide 11 years ago
Passing by.. I've fallen behind- but I've caught up with the reading.. Good stuff, Rob
Goldie Saint Onge 11 years ago
Such a great capture Rob
Loca.... 11 years ago
GReat photos, Rob, the kids look awesome in this shot. And the one from last year storm is so beautiful.
Nice the way the weather turns...
:))
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Wow, this was a popular one; thank you.

MarySesami, you've never seen the ocean? Well, I'f like to capture your expression when you do.
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Thursday, 6 September 2007
Mostly Whisky


Bottles (1)

Lacking inspiration, I didn't take any photos today, until, closing up the bar early, I shot off a few to get in my daily shot. This was the most interesting to Flickr.

Our weather has definitely changed to cooler, more rain forecast for tomorrow, and our business volume has dropped off dramatically with the end of summer holidays - half of what it was a week ago. Having complained of exhaustion and overwork, now we are bored and uninterested. Must do something to restore the enthusiasm and drive forward until the end of the season.

6 September 2007 (7 Photos).
ebilflindas 11 years ago
I'm a Scotch man, myself, but I'll belly-up for some Johnny.
Ebilflindas it is hard to imagine that cute little face on your icon sitting around drinking scotch or Johnny at the bar!

Myself, I am relieved with the end of summer as our little town will have less tourists crowding the beaches. And today the weather was rather chilly and cloudy which was sad as we had flickr visitors from Australia to take around. (Interupted by my oral surgery, though).

When you close the bar, I bet you look forward to your time off.
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
I do enjoy the solitude after closing up the bar in the evening, or early hours, when I water the grass, chill out, count and put away the takings, update my spreadsheets, and work on my daily photos (often put off until the morning).

But you are probably thinking about the end-of-season closing on Oct31, when we get our lives back. Yes, most definitely.
RobW_ PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by RobW_ (member) 11 years ago
Friday, 7 September 2007
Tsilivi Sunrise


Tsilivi Sunrise

How about a gorgeous sunrise for today's daily photo? With the overcast weather we have in September, the sunrises become a little more interesting.

I gave this an HDR treatment; three bracketed exposures, HDR generation and tone-mapping with Photomatix software. I need to do some tinkering to achieve the more restrained and subtle HDR effect achieved by other photographers, eg our new colleague
ltcherrypn
. For example, this one?

In other news, my agapanthus flower, whose progress I have been following since it budded in late May, today reached the end of the line.

Later on, we had quite a spectacular thunderstorm, the rain came lashing down, and the sunbathers were running for cover once again; I had to put the camera down, and unfold our foul-weather plastic sheeting.

7 September 2007 (24 Pictures)
Simon-K 11 years ago
Even without the tinkering this is a great picture Rob, I could look at that view alld ay!
~magpie~ PRO 11 years ago
I love your description of the 4th of September! Sounds wonderful - the rain on you while in a warm sea.

I should learn how to do HDR. I am such a newbie at editing photos it's ridiculous. One day I'll sit down and read up or take a class... So much inspiration here.

Erica Day by Day 2007
ebilflindas 11 years ago
I love HDR. Sometimes it can be a bit much, but even then it has a certain je ne sais quoi...like pinhole photography, HDR seems to capture more than just reflected light. With the right treatment, it captures a feeling, a memory, and conveys something a bit more visceral than a mere photograph.

Thank you for sharing this divine sunrise, Rob!
I have never tried HDR. I have tried bracketing shots but I have never been please with the results so I go back to my manual focus with no bracketing. I admire people who know how to do this. This scene is so beautiful and perfect for the treatment you have given it. I agree with ebilflindas--it conveys that perfect "nostalgia" for a beautful life.
ParaScubaSailor 11 years ago
Great treatment on the last pic, Rob, but you need to do something about the dust on your sensor, it's getting worse...

Love the photo of the kids on the beach!
The sensor defintely needs cleaning. To correct the photograph though, you could either paint the dust spots out or clone them out in photoshop.
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Dust on the sensor is a perennial problem when you live next to a windy beach. You're right, it is getting worse. Maybe I've got to install Photoshop and correct them, but either I don't have time,or too lazy to bother.
RobW_ PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by RobW_ (member) 11 years ago
Saturday, 8 September 2007
Kostas Casting His Net


Casting His Nets

Saturday evening, and Cap'n Kostas, feisty proprietor of the Tsilivi Watersports, sets out in the Rescue Boat to do a little evening fishing, assisted only by his girlfriend, casting his net in a long circle among the breaking waves, before hauling the net in from the wall of the the little fishing harbour, the "limanaki".

He is after kefalos, a fish which comes close inshore in these autumn months, and is often caught from the beach with throwing-nets. One of the team lures the male fish with a live female on a rod and line, while his companion follows, and throws his net over the randy males.

In coming weeks, I will very likely post a picture of one of the trawlers out of Zakynthos Town netting the same fish close inshore off Tsilivi, as in previous years.

8 September 2007 (12 Photos)
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Sunday, 9 September 2007
Little Angel


Little Angel

This little girl with angelic blue eyes and blonde hair was hanging around the bar and waiting to use the toilet, and was a natural for today's photo.

We have been very busy the last few days, so not much time for taking photographs. It is close to 9pm Monday now, and I still haven't used the camera today, so I'll be scraping the barrel tonight.

9 September 2007 (4 Photos)
RobW_ PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by RobW_ (member) 11 years ago
Monday, 10 September 2007
Freddie's Bar by Night


Freddie's Bar by Night

The last thing I did tonight, aftyer cashing up and closing the bar, but before switching out the lights, I took my camera into the sea for a few night shots. Here is the view of Freddie's Beach Bar as seen from 50 metres out from the beach. Other pictures of light reflections on the water, are in the outtakes linked below, as is a lovely picture of Young Love.

Then I took the camera back to shore, and did some active aquarobics before swwitching off the lights, and heading to the house. Exercise is another thing we lack here.

10 September 2007 (9 Pictures)
sunshinecity 11 years ago
my what have i missed!!!
i was too busy swinging my hips LOL!!!!

Speaking of hips... I got to swing hips with Jissy tonight!!! My she is one fine lady! Hehehe and he hubby is awesome too!!
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Rob...just a question...do you use the kit lens with your camera..you know the one that came with the camera body? If it has a zoom that extends in length as you change zoom then it is the likely culprit. As you extend the lens longer, it cerates a slight sub ambient pressure in the camera body and dust creeps in through the cracks in the lens. I have sworn off such lenses and moved to prime or zooms that do not change length or f stop range... I worry for your sensor to stay dust clotted for any length of time as you live in a very humid environ - the dust will adhere to the sensor and it becomes harder to remove...

CollardGreens: Oops!
I would love to be coming in from the warm sea to a glass of hot tea under those lights.
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Yes Marc, the "no-one's there" feeling is what I love at that time, and also first thing in the morning, even better; the sea is flat without ripples, and everything is so clean.

Yay for Sunni meeting Jissy and hubby! I can't wait for Christmas time.

La M, I would love to share a warm glass of rooibos with you.

CG, thank you for your advice, here and on my stream. I must give the sensor a good cleaning. I use, almost all the time, the Nikkor 18-200mm VR lens, which, as you say, extends. I very seldom change lenses, and when I do, I am very careful, but your explanation makes sense. I don't think that feature you mention is available on the D50 (explains the difference in price). I recall you posting somewhere the approved way to clean the sensor - must go and look it up.

When that Etesian wind blows, which you experienced yourself so recently, there is an awful lot of sand and dust flying around, not to mention salt spray.
RobW_ PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by RobW_ (member) 6 years ago
Tuesday, 11 September 2007
Beach Bag


Beach Bag

Moving indoors for today's shot, this caught my eye from a seated position in the bar. A very stylish and slick handbag belonging to our friend Roxana, who visits us on a daily basis. Roxana is Argentinean, has an apaerment in Madrid, where she lives in the winter, and in summer works at our local Sicilian trattoria, Romeo and Juliet, where we are frequent customers when we get tired of our own bar food.

The weather has been very changeable, as is typical in this autumn season. Yesterday was glorious, while it poured with rain all night, and the early part of this morning, as illustrated by this mosaic of different shots of the same scene, illegal under the rules of this group, so not posted here.

11 September 2007 (19 Photos)
Dragonhide 11 years ago
Hmmm I must follow CG's advice.. I've been lazy about cleaning the sensor... Good to know about the humidity- it gets pretty steamy in Missouri.

Rob- this season we're in is by far my favorite time of the year. A constant change reminds us that we're alive. I read with bemusement on how the pace slows down for you at Freddie's, whilst things certainly start picking up for us here. I suppose it's because Merche's a schoolteacher and things get busy this time of year with kids going back to school.

A swim at night under the lights in the sea... That must be so wonderful.

Winter in Madrid and summer in Zakynthos... Sounds divine!
ItinerArts 11 years ago
Your photos keep me in a constant state of envy of your life.

www.flickr.com/groups/2007/discuss/72157594528937014/7215...
RobW_ PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by RobW_ (member) 8 years ago
Wednesday, 12 September 2007
Tsilivi Panorama


Tsilivi Panorama

I had business to do in Zakynthos Town today, and took the high road, the road less travelled, stopping at the top of the hill overlooking all of Tsilivi to take this panoramic view of the beach and part of the village. I also took a much wider panorama of the whole village, but that turned out very long and thin. (Panoramas by Autostitch). Freddie's Beach Bar towards the far end of the beach, a note on my stream marks the spot.

Some odd-shaped olive trees, majestic olive groves, busy ants, and other scenic views of the island made up the rest of the photo-excursion. See the outtakes below.

12 September 2007 (21 Photos).
RobW_ PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by RobW_ (member) 11 years ago
Thursday, 13 September 2007
Hastening Home


Homeward Bound
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Once again I had to go to Zante Town this time via Akrotiri and Krioneri (anything for variety). Coming down the hairpin bends to Krioneri, this fishing boat seemed to be making maximum speed to deliver its catch to Zakynthos harbour, making a nice picture against the blue Ionian Sea.

13 September 2007 (34 Photos)
ebilflindas 11 years ago
All that blue makes my chest ache--in a good way!
ltcherrypn Posted 11 years ago. Edited by ltcherrypn (member) 11 years ago
I must say RobW...you have affected my photography tremendously. Not only do I try to stay consistent with photos that have bright colors with the exception of the occassional black and whites, I also have held a higher appreciation for my surroundings. With the fires in your area and it being such a beautiful area, I am reminded to appreciate everything that I see as much as I can.

Your photos are magnificant. Your area is definitly a place I want to visit someday thanks to the beauty that you have brought us via your photos.
ltcherrypn 11 years ago
BTW...I love your HDR treatment. You did a great job!!1
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Gee, thanks Cherry!
Hope you're feeling better, Emil.
friuduric 11 years ago
I looooooove the blues of Greece. And you capture them so well.

--Imperatrix
Adventures on Sabbatical
ebilflindas 11 years ago
I always feel better after browsing through your diary and photos!
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
I ditto the blues - it is what strikes me most about the water in your corner of the globe. Like Emil says - I always feel better after a browse through Rob Land...

CollardGreens: Oops!
RobW_ PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by RobW_ (member) 8 years ago
Friday, 14 September 2007
A Gift from Prague


A Gift From Prague

You may remember Jan and Lucia, orchestral conductor and ballerina from the Prague Opera, who were with us for two weeks in August (who could forget Lucia)?

Well, Jan's brother Robert arrived from Prague yesterday, bringing a gift of one of Jan's CD's, performing with famous Czech violinist Gabriela Demeterova

14 September 2007 (11 Photos)
RobW_ PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by RobW_ (member) 11 years ago
Saturday, 15 September 2007
Surprise Birthday Cake


Surprise!

Regular visitor Jakki celebrated her birthday today, and her family arranged with Ritsa to deliver a birthday cake with their afternoon tea. Here is the moment of surprise. Happy Birthday Jakki!

15 September 2007 (11 Photos).
ltcherrypn 11 years ago
Okay...I may be playing catch up here...but...have you lived in Greece al of your life? Or did your life travels lead you there? The scenary there is so beautiful. Never take that gorgeous ocean for granted. I want to retire to an ocean side some day. Can't leave now, thought I have not restraints holding me back, leaving my parents would kill my mother (I'm an only child). I want to see the beauties of the world so bad though. Would love to experience not just touring some of these wonderful places we see on here, but also leaving there as a "local".
Dragonhide 11 years ago
bwaahaha Love her ducking behind her towel!! that's funny!
ltcherrypn 11 years ago
Look at the size of that glass...that is bigger than my blinder. I'm guessing beer inside that thing, but don't want to make assumptions.
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Whoot !
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Whoot! Oops!

Yeah, Cherry, that's a beer glass, approximately an English pint, 500-600ml metric, a half-litre of Mythos, a Greek lager beer, a big seller in our pub. We load a new 50-litre barrel (100 pints) roughly every day. For prodigious drinking stories, see my next entry.

I have not lived in Greece all my life. I was born in South Africa, son of a Scottish mining engineer, and a 4th generation granddaughter of Anglican missionaries from Northern England. I was sent to wor in Greece by IBM in the 1970's where I met and married Ritsa. We went back to South Africa for 28 years, where we brought up our two daughters, now living and working in London, and when I retired in 2001, we came back to Greece, and built the bar on the beach in front of my late father-in-law's holiday cottage.

I love living next to the sea, and miss it terribly when we're not here.
RobW_ PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by RobW_ (member) 8 years ago
Sunday, 16 September 2007
The Stanleys


The Stanleys

Here's a family photo with a difference. These are the Stanleys. Two brothers, Mark and Roy, married to two sisters, Lynn and Sheila. Mark and Lynn however, live in Perth, Western Australia, and have not seen their brother/sister for six years. Making up for it with a holiday in Zakynthos, they ran up probably our biggest bar bill ever on this Sunday, a formidable 274 euros (drinks only!) between the four of them.

The guys consumed 17 pints each of John Smith, a strong English ale, and the girls kept pace with half-pints of Mythos lager, before switching to vodka and coke. Numerous shooters were interspersed. At the end of the day, they were all still standing and coherent, although the girls were a little too affectionate. I did give them a lift back to their holiday villas, up at the top of quite a steep hill.

Quite a family reunion!

16 September 2007 (17 Photos)
Dragonhide 11 years ago
Wow, Rob.. they threw back quite a few, huh? :) Sounds like my family reunions, actually.... hehe
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Monday, 17 September 2007
Dinner @Freddie's


Dinner @ Freddie's

Tonight was a lovely calm Autumn evening, and we had a large number of people dining at Freddie's Bar. A totally different crowd from that of July and August, predominantly English, mostly middle-aged, disposable income, more wine than beer, more tea than coffee.

17 September 2007 (4 Photos)
Jissy 11 years ago
i like the way u described 'more wine than beer, more tea than coffee' Lol- its so articulate- just popped in to say hi!
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Hi Jissy, I've just been looking at you and a BIG jug of white wine spritzer. I'll see the rest later. G'night!
friuduric 11 years ago
A different crowd... Less vomiting, too, I'd guess (or is that not a problem at Freddie's?)

--Imperatrix
Adventures on Sabbatical
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
No, never has been a problem; in five years, we have had no unsocial behaviour whatsoever - we're not that kind of bar.
sunshinecity 11 years ago
it's so wonderful to still see sunshine and ppl in bikinis LOL
I wouldn't say it's cold here but you sure can tell the days are getting shorter!
= (
ItinerArts 11 years ago
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Our season starts in the first week of May, so no crowd at all, we've got it all to ourselves. April can still be a bit wintry.
Jissy 11 years ago
ok so what's the May crowd like? would be nice to get a summary of them all the way thru to the end of Oct....tell us tell us!
RobW_ PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by RobW_ (member) 11 years ago
Don't push me, Ms Jissy
(by the way, is that short for jislaaik)?

Go check out Freddie's Folks set. and/or Freddie's Girls, or even Cute Couples.
RobW_ PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by RobW_ (member) 11 years ago
Tuesday, 18 September 2007
Fishing for Kefalos


Fishing for Kefalos

Last week we saw Cap'n Kostas fishing from his boat. Here is the more usual technique in September when these sought-after fish come right inshore, close enough for holidaymakers to feed the fish. His girlfriend drags a line through the water, to which is attached a live female fish. Kostas walks one pace behind, scanning the water, with his weighted throwing-net slung over his shoulder, ready to sling it over the pack of unsuspecting males attracted to the sexual bait. Aren't us males just so predictable?

18 September 2007 (13 Photos)
Avast matey!
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Ahoy my Corsican pirate!
ltcherrypn 11 years ago
That is great!!! Love the stories with the photos on here!!
Dragonhide 11 years ago
Great trick for us landlubbers to learn! Oh yes, males are predictable.. hahaha
friuduric 11 years ago
I think it's cute that they're wearing matching colors.

--Imperatrix
Adventures on Sabbatical
friuduric 11 years ago
Oh my lord. I just clicked on the Arr! link at the bottom of the page with the other language links. It changes everything.

Hilarious!

I think flickr is taking Talk like a Pirate day a bit too intensely...

--Imperatrix
Adventures on Sabbatical
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Wednesday, 19 September 2007
Freddie's Bar at Night


Freddies Bar at Night

After my evening swim, I was showering, when I saw the indigo sky behind the trees, so this becomes the photo of the day.

The most interesting photo, as judged by the piratical folks at Flickr, was this cute Czech chick, whose name I don't know now, but will soon.

19 September 2007 (13 photos)
sunshinecity 11 years ago
Hahaahah no doubt you won't have trouble finding out the cute girl's name...
oh you're so bad, Rob!
*wink*
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