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Strange Fish!

Strange Fish!

It was our last full day here in beautiful Kos. The weather really warmed up so we hit the beaches for a spot of snorkeling and sun-worshiping.

I saw loads of great fish today, wrasse, sea bass, flat fish and more besides!

The most unusual of all though was this rare sighting of the wonderful Yellow-trunked Simon Fish. It’s a totally unique species only ever found in warm waters like the Mediterranean!

A truly magnificent specimen don’t you think?

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Sheltered

Sheltered

The start of October has brought some stormy weather to Kos!

We went down to the ruined temple of Aghios Stephanos to watch the storm roll across the island and the waves crash over the rocky promontory.

Amongst the ruins live geckos and lizards, often hidden from sight in the crevices.

This Stellagama Stellio, or Roughtail Rock Agama, revealed itself briefly whilst seeking out shelter from the blustery weather.

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Views From Mount Zini

Today is my partner, Simon’s, birthday. This is the first time he’s been away for his birthday so I left today’s activities up to him.

We’d spotted a place on the map, on the side of Mount Zini, that we felt would give us some great views across The Gulf of Kefalos.

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We stopped at several points on route to get photos of a few of our favourite views that we discovered last year.

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The volcanic island of Nisiros, which we’ll be visiting next Saturday, was an ethereal site, wreathed in mist.

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On the map the road leading around the mountain to Panaghia is marked as a “surfaced road”. More like a dirt track that possibly becomes a river in winter! Somehow our little Suzuki Alto made it through and the view really is incredible 🙂

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