Winter in Crete

Winter in Crete brings some of the most drenching downpours of rain that are usually paired with high winds (so dubbed “sideways rain” by the local expats) so it feels like a hurricane moving over the house. But then there are magnificent rainbows to soothe the soul after the torrent. This one dissappeared into the sea at a point near Stavros Beach. Note the “blocked” look of the rock that is the shoreline. This was the site of an old quarry where blocks of volcanic rock were cut and ferried down by ship to the Old Harbor to build much of the fortress walls in the Venetian era.

Another beautiful day at Stavros Beach

Pumice stones at Blue Beach

Back in Colorado, our winter activities included skiing. Here in Crete, winter is citrus harvest! Our Greek friend, Katerina Manias invited us to her family’s home village, Modi, where we tramped through her orchards and picked bags and bags of the sweetest oranges you’ve ever tasted! Efharisto poli, Katerina!

And on those cold, rainy nights, we look back on the fun we had on our kayak trip last September and look forward to warmer days.

Richard with the boats lined up at Marathi beach. Ready to shove off!

Short blog this time – next week look for pics of our new home and of our trip to ATHENS!


About Melanie A Crane

Quote: "The best journeys ask questions that in the beginning you never thought to ask." (Anon) Here's my journey: Enjoying my short life on this earth one moment at a time by being intentional with God, family, traveling, cooking, gardening, Colorado living and all the perks that come with it, playing guitar, listening more and talking less. I've discovered that both cooking and travel can be messy at times but the risks can have some amazing results. The same goes for life lived with passion.
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One Response to Winter in Crete

  1. Hey there. Looks like fun in the orange groves. Should Auntie Mel have be given a knive like that? Have you hiked up the mountains that I see in the background of Stavros Beach? I agree on the rainy season. We had one here as well. It was quite a first time expierence. In Missouri we call them "toad chokers". Love you two. Stay in touch.

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