Sunday, 29 September 2013

Summer 2013- meeting Elysabeth

Some of my very few readers and followers might have been tired of all those summer posts but as I was just explaining to a blog friend I am trying to keep away from all the ugly things that are happening in Greece right now, in politics, in education, in people's every day lives by remembering the beautiful summer days.
Anyway there are only a couple of posts left and they are about the people we met this summer.
Well apart from the neighbours and family we also had visits from abroad.
Elysabeth Williamson of Principle Based Partner Yoga, whom I had met at the beach last year, was visiting our area again for yoga training and we spent a couple of days together. It was fun to meet her again and get to know each other a bit better. No I didn't do yoga!
We went around Kassandra Peninsula, the part of Chalkidiki we live in summer.
We stopped for coffee at Agia Paraskevi, a small village on top of a hill at the Southern part of the peninsula.
It has some very beautiful old houses and doors.

 An old well.

 And we bought some honey from local producers.
 We visited the village church and it was funny spotting an expenisve red car waiting outside of it!
 Elysabeth loved the view.
 Agia Paraskevi village church.
 Then after Elysabeth's suggestion we went to the spa about which Agia Paraskevi is famous for.

 We swam in both the outdoor and indoor pool at the sulphide warm waters.

 We took pictures of the lovely view of the Aegean Sea.

 I loved that boat made with thread and wood at the entrance of the spa.
 And of course we enjoyed  lunch with various appetisers and fish at Kapetanios (Captain) Restaurant.

 We walked at the nearest beach.
 And visited one more chapel nearby...
 ...spotting details....

We had fun spending time with Elysabeth hoping we will meet again.
Last year at the beach Elysabeth had given me some stones.
 She also fed some stones to our sea throwing good wishes she brought from people from the States. One of those stones I found at the beach last year.
 Then this year she gave me these stones.
And from those she fed at our beach I found three. Funny I found the little purplish during sunset and the two snowflake obsidian ones both while snorkeling! I am so happy I found them!Thanks Elysabeth!

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