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Winter Rains Bring Promises Of Plenty In Fourni (Φουρνή, Κρήτη) Crete

03-09-2007 · Comments (26)
Categories: Crete  Holga  Kodak Portra 400VC  

Holy shit, I know I mentioned on Saturday that I was likely to ache from the rounders match and I did...like hell! But nothing, no nothing could prepare me for this morning! Well last night actually. Here I was surfing at about midnight, I had come up here with mild aches and pains...mostly old age ones I am assuming. about 1230 I think I'll go to bed. I swing my legs to get up and I am frozen to the spot. Something had happened in about an hour...I couldn't move...well I could but only by sliding my feet along the floor. I needed drugs, strong ones and fast! The only ones I had were from when I used to be an Elephant farmer...I like to keep those for parties but drastic times call for drastic measures! I needed some way of undressing...and sleeping in a Ninja Turtle outfit seemed a bit odd frankly! You mean I'm the only one who surfs in full Ninja Turtle dress? Well I'm disappointed in you all!
As I recall I seemed to spend the whole night moaning for all the wrong reasons. The morning brought very little relief, I remember shouting to Jan pathetically that I needed pills before she went to work, I swear they were a placebo as I was unable to move when I got up! Ever tried pulling on shorts when you can't reach the floor and you only seem to have the use of one hand? No? Me neither. It's two days now since I have been to the toilet and frankly I'm scared to drink water. Educational videos are now available from terrorkitten productions.

On a positive note, I have managed to manoeuvre myself a week in Crete very soon! I was desperate to get back and even though I knew I would be there at the end of October I needed to get back before. So next week I will be away for a week. Auto posts will be organised just as soon as I can type again! I'm stocked up to the hilt with film. The gaps between my visits get more and more painful, I sometimes wonder if I am in the wrong place.

Another shot from my Easter trip to Crete and more derelict windmills! The same location as the last shots just a different time of year. I really must try and clamber down here with the Hasselblad. The last couple of times the wind has been blowing so hard the Holga was all I was willing to risk. Perhaps this time as this set are probably my favourite set. Anyhow here is a little aerial view of where they are. If you look carefully on the map it appears as if there were 13 or so there at one stage. Have a pan out and a browse about.....the two villages the south of the windmills are Kastelli(Καστέλλι) on the left and Fourni(Φουρνή) to the right.

Competition

You did know that there was a competition going on didn't you? No? Well get yourself back there and enter. Top prize is a print and life long friendship from me. I'm even contemplating offering a 2nd and 3rd prize. Pondering that one. After such a promising start the guesses seem to have dried up, shame really. I guess most of you are my friends already so no prize there. Why not guess to make me happy?

Nightswimming deserves a quiet night
The photograph on the dashboard, taken years ago,
Turned around backwards so the windshield shows
Every streetlight reveals the picture in reverse
Still, it's so much clearer
I forgot my shirt at the water's edge
The moon is low tonight

Nightswimming deserves a quiet night
I'm not sure all these people understand
It's not like years ago,
The fear of getting caught,
Of recklessness and water
They cannot see me naked
These things, they go away,
Replaced by everyday

Listening to: "Nightswimming" (Automatic For The People) - R.E.M.

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