home thoughts from abroad

Home thoughts from abroad is a new series on Travel Words featuring a single photograph that reminds me of a country visited and showing something that uniquely identifies it as being ‘abroad’.

Fishing off Drapano Bridge a 650m long stone bridge at the entrance of the capital

Argostoli is the capital of Kefalonia with a population of 14,000 inhabitants. Argostoli stands on the far end of the natural bay surrounded by mountains and verdant forests. Beautiful Venetian buildings used to adorn the town before they were destroyed along with the entire Argostoli and other villages of the island from the major earthquake of 1953.

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

35 thoughts on “home thoughts from abroad”

  1. What a great idea. Looking forward to more from your portfolio. This is a lovely image Argostoli and Kefalonia sound like places out of a fairytale 😀

  2. Great idea for a series, Jude! It looks quite exotic and I was thinking Vietnam or China. I didn’t recognise it at all as Argostoli, though we did wander along the quayside there once, a long, long time ago. 🙂 🙂
    And no worries- we’ve found Meg 🙂

        1. Ours was an impulse trip to Kefalonia from Birmingham on a cheap deal that I saw in passing a travel agent in Shrewsbury. Who does that these days!

        2. Regent Travel in Hartlepool still offer everything from the Blackpool lights to Zambia! I’m often tempted when I pass by on a Saturday post zumba but I’ve never dared yet. It’d be Blackpool, of course. 🙂 🙂 Happy Friday to you! Children’s Carnival Parade in Tavira this morning. Warmer but possible rain, poor scraps 😦

        3. You have to wonder how a travel agent survives! Hope the weather improves for the carnival. Back to sunshine and wintry showers here (hail).

        1. I am currently working my way through the archives (well what else is there to do in such dreich weather) and there are some very bad photos, I can tell you!

    1. Thanks Pete. Since my holidaying abroad has dwindled I thought it would be nice to resurrect some of the previous ones 🙂 And that bridge looks awfully crooked too – damage from the earthquake I suppose.

  3. It’s a great idea, Jude. Reminiscing in a comfy chair, going through the media library, and thus appreciating previous travels even more.

  4. I’m so impressed by your new thinking for 2018, and I like the concept of this series. So what is it with this one that makes it “uniquely abroad” for you?

  5. The different water levels on the bridge makes it look as if it will ever so slowly disappear. Another good idea of yours Jude, I’m looking forward to seeing more 🙂

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