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Leaving Corfu

Dusk on the Kerkyra Sea. We've enjoyed the fortunate habit of going to and fro - πέρα δόθε - between Corfu and England choosing different routes - sometimes flying direct to England, sometimes via Athens, or going by coach to Thessaloniki and to Sofia in Bulgaria; other times taking a ferry over the Adriatic sea to Venice, Ancona, Bari or Brindisi, thence by train through Italy to Rome, or Venice and so by plane to England. Once I've done the journey from Venice by train, changing in Paris, cycling between stations. This photo taken in March is from one of the small car ferries - Eleni - that cross the narrow stretch of water between the island and the mainland to join a larger ferry leaving from the port of Igoumenitsa. The ridges of the Trompetta, spreading across the north of the island, can be seen on the horizon astern, the peak of Pantokrator - sharpest of the points on the ridge. Low down and to the left of the photo almost lost in haze is the distinctive two ended silhouette of Corfu Town's Old Fort and further offshore the outline of Vido island. Invisible, about 15 kilometres beyond there, on the slopes behind lies Ano Korakiana.


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Taken on March 16, 2011