BTW, you’ll notice I’ve changed the name of the blog. Firstly, I have to thank, with much appreciation, all those of you who sent me suggestions about what to call it. Most of them involved a few words all beginning with the letter “C”, and I have to admit that this ‘device’ usually works, as most of my posts over the past few years on “Ramblings From Rhodes” will bear out.
But then an old school chum of mine, Alan Thomas, with whom I exchange messages from time to time, came up with the one you now see. He pointed out that, if you look up the meaning of the word, it’s completely appropriate for a blog, on which the number of posts continually increases, but that it also contains a terrible pun involving the name of the island that me and the better half now call home.
So, for better or for worse, “Accretions” it is. It’ll grow on you, I promise.
While we wait for the documents to be prepared and the contract to be signed for our new home, we’re staying with our friends in the town of Ierapetra. If you go out of their apartment, it’s literally 90 seconds walk down to the sea front, just a few hundred metres from the town’s ‘promenade’ and right behind a rather swish beach-side bar called the Waikiki. So I up and went down there for a walk at just a little after 7.30am this morning.
Young waitresses were wiping tabletops in the café-bars, young men were hoisting up the umbrellas against the sun, which was already sending signals about how powerful it was going to be in another hour or so. There were folk out power-walking, cycling and jogging, and the occasional angler, hoping to catch his lunch I shouldn’t wonder. In short, life felt good.
So, here are the shots I took as I wandered along the front this morning. Hope you like them: