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’.

Coloured oils

We are not averse to taking coach trips whilst on holiday. For one thing it is less faff than trying to arrange a hire car and driving on the opposite side of the road to England. Let someone else take the strain of negotiating unfamiliar roads and language. And so it was that on a holiday to Kefalonia more than a decade ago, we took a trip over to Ithaca. As on most coach trips you are given some free time at some point during the day to explore. I use this time to photograph the things that catch my eye such as this enormous bottle of liquid amber on the top of the steps of a shop in the Kióni marina…

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’.

Kioni Village on Ithaca

A birthday treat from one island to another involved a ferry and a coach. Narrow roads curving around tight bends with no barriers. The mountain on one side, the sea on the other. Eyes closed. Stopping for coffee and a stroll beneath shady trees to keep cool. A fishy lunch down by the harbour with skinny feral cats weaving between your legs. Hot, tired and happy at the end of the day.