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Weekly Photo Challenge: Treasure

Weekly Photo Challenge: Treasure

Weekly Photo Challenge: Treasure

There are many things in life that I treasure but my heart truly belongs to Simon. He is precious beyond measure to me!

We both thoroughly treasure the time we get to spend together, each year, on the beautiful Greek island of Kos.

Kos itself is full of treasures, historical and natural. I thought I’d use this week’s challenge to show you just a few of these from our 2012 holiday!

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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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