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by Jean
21 Apr 2019, 14:57
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Flower report, April 20th – Kakosporos
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Flower report, April 20th – Kakosporos

As mentioned in the earlier posting about Kakosporos, we saw many tiny flowers along the path and at the viewpoint. Most of these were difficult to photograph and identify. DSC05952.jpg DSC05953.jpg Gagea graeca and crepis.jpg DSC05961.jpg DSC05972.jpg Geranium robertianum.jpg DSC05965.jpg DSC05964....
by Jean
21 Apr 2019, 11:48
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Concern for the condition of the Samaria Gorge
Replies: 14
Views: 2784

Re: Concern for the condition of the Samaria Gorge

Thank you very much, Joan, for the useful information about the road to Omalos and the flowers that are out now.
by Jean
21 Apr 2019, 09:39
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Luxury yacht passing by
Replies: 1
Views: 168

Luxury yacht passing by

The Nahlin is just passing by Sfakia – according to Wikipedia, it is a luxury yacht and one of the last of three large steam yachts constructed in the UK. She was built for Lady Yule, heiress of Sir David Yule, and was launched in 1930. She is owned by British industrial entrepreneur Sir James Dyson...
by Jean
21 Apr 2019, 06:49
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Sfakia report, April 19-20 – weather, Omalos road, Kakosporos
Replies: 1
Views: 130

Sfakia report, April 19-20 – weather, Omalos road, Kakosporos

On Friday there was light rain on and off in the morning. But the afternoon was sunny and hot out of the wind, and people were swimming off both beaches. We were treated to the full moon in a clear sky, which would have looked spectacular from the decks of the Samaria, which had to wait until after ...
by Jean
19 Apr 2019, 15:14
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Excursion outside Sfakia – walk from Myrthios to Plakias via water-powered mills
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Excursion outside Sfakia – walk from Myrthios to Plakias via water-powered mills

Last Tuesday the 16th the weather wasn’t very promising in Sfakia, so Wiltrud and I drove east to do a circular walk we’d heard about, from Myrthios to Plakias via the ruins of two Venetian water-powered mills. They are marked on the Anavasi maps, which says that the main mill was used as an oil pre...
by Jean
18 Apr 2019, 19:37
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Homage to Anopoli part 2
Replies: 4
Views: 1033

Re: Homage to Anopoli part 2

What wonderful old photographs - thank you so much for sharing these with us!
by Jean
17 Apr 2019, 15:09
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Sfakia report, April 17th – Ilingas (+ info about the Agia Irini gorge)
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Views: 1019

Sfakia report, April 17th – Ilingas (+ info about the Agia Irini gorge)

Today the weather was beautiful and sunny – it is very hot in the sun, although it is still cool in the shade and at night. Many people have been swimming and sunbathing today, and the various scheduled ferries and taxi boats have been doing a good business. Wiltrud and I walked to Ilingas via the o...
by Jean
15 Apr 2019, 10:57
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Flower report, April 14th – Anopoli
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Views: 634

Flower report, April 14th – Anopoli

Here are close-ups of some of the other flowers we saw in Anopoli on Sunday. There are also 3 photo flowers in the other posting from the 14th (hill orchid, gladiola, tassel hyacinth) Orchids: Grecian spider orchid (Ophrys spuneri) Ophrys spuneri.jpg Small yellow ophrys small yellow ophrys.jpg Orchi...
by Jean
15 Apr 2019, 10:37
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Sfakia report, April 14th – weather, Anopoli, flowers
Replies: 0
Views: 973

Sfakia report, April 14th – weather, Anopoli, flowers

Sunday started off calm and sunny, with crystal-clear skies. However, there were white-capped waves far out to sea which gradually approached Sfakia, pushed by a strong southwesterly wind. It was very hot in the sun if you were out of the breeze. In the morning the Dimos put on some free entertainme...
by Jean
13 Apr 2019, 09:09
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Experts warn Crete will experience power blackouts this summer
Replies: 1
Views: 726

Re: Experts warn Crete will experience power blackouts this summer

The electricity went off here for about and hour and a half yesterday morning.
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