Posts tagged “greece

august in greece

august in greece

went to lovely places in Pilion and Evia during the August Heatwave, and sitting on the beach my sketching urge came back after a long absence.

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solarflowers in the north

solar-sunflowesr

same concept, move your panel with the sun for maximum efficiency, although, what took us so long?


sunday outing in the north

agi-theodori-river

Sunday outing to discover the area around Alexandroupoli where I have been staying a lot lately. Found this river below a 11th century cave church and was invited to a picnic below old plane trees. All amazing.


greece

sketch leonidion view

went to stay with my friend in Leonidion for 3 days and apart from having a great time got inspired to sketch again. Here the view of her upstairs window.

sketch leonidion rosemary

the red rock in the first sketch is becoming a magnet for rock climbers, this cafe is run by the local rock climbing cooperative, humming with energy.

sketch leonidion kayak

energy which had to be channeled, me into sketching and my friend into a round of Plaka bay with her new kayak.

sketch leonidion oldmen

the old men’s table under an overloaded orange tree in the village square with ever changing occupation, I was lucky for these 3 to sit long enough for a quick sketch.

sketch leonidion takis

lunch on the beach in Poulithra and a rest (and a very small sketch).


sketching again

inspired to sketching after a long time by my friend in Leonidion, on the beach in the sun, perfect.

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kayak

kayakwheelsside

after a year of due consideration I have decided to buy a sit-in kayak (thought about building one but it is just too difficult and the result would be too heavy and of doubtful water-tightness). The size is just right to fit into the Libero with a centimeter to spare both ends and the weight low enough to be lifted alone. Since I cannot not build something I made a pair of wheels for it to get to the water easily (and in style).

kayakwheelsfront

my favorite material, marine plywood oiled as basic material and a pair of light big wheels rescued from a broken garden trolley ages ago. Overall weight turned out to be only 1.7kg.

kayakwheelsstore

the “scissors” are held together with a bicycle clip that opens easily and the wheels can be stored behind the seat.

oh, and of course it is great fun paddling around our coast.