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Time Reclaims Slowly - Derelict Windmills Fourni (Φουρνή, Κρήτη) Crete

29-09-2007 · Comments (22)
Categories: Crete  Holga  Ilford XP2  

Jesus, here we are again. Another week of my life has flashed by without me even noticing. I try and keep track of stuff but I blink and it's over. It's funny the motivation that most of us have as workers to get to the end of the week to enjoy 2 days if we are lucky. I have always envied those that have found work that brings as much satisfaction as the rest of their life...they really are blessed. As you can imagine I'm not one of those lucky souls. I will not however that that distract me from my great frame of mind at the moment. I don't think I have had such a prolonged period of positive thought in many years...having said that I think I would be pushing it to moan about 4 hours work a day....and I certainly wouldn't have the nerve to express it on here!
So today was a little odd. Not in any real sense, I think it is the fact that I go out to eat so rarely that when I do I feel slightly out of sorts the next day. I'm sure a good nights sleep without having to get up in the dark will be good for my soul and general sense of well being. I still have a stack of bloody garden work to do which I am holding off of as long as possible because of this broken rib that is still hurting like hell at times. I am worried as soon as I start wielding hedge clippers about I will start it hurting even more. One thing I do know is that I will have to get to it over the next couple of weeks. At least it will be the last cut for the winter. Perhaps then the healing can start.

Another shot from my March trip to Crete and more derelict windmills! Well I guess on this occasion detail from a windmill. This is the set of windmills close to the villages of Kastelli(Καστέλλι) and Fourni(Φουρνή). I particularly liked this one because of the dating evidence carved above the door. 1856 it would appear. The original working of the mill are still in pretty good condition given the exposure that this place gets to the elements. I had assumed that these were built in the early 1900's until I found this. The location of these mills is pretty difficult to get to now so god knows what it was like when they were constructed. 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 wander around the Cretan countryside!

Well I rode out to the ocean
And the water looked like tarnished gold
I rode out on a broken horse
Who told me she'd never felt so old
She asked me if I'd feed her
And ride her now and then

No no no, no no no, no no no,
I break horses
I don't tend to them
I break horses
They seem to come to me
Asking to be broken
They seem to run to me
I break horses
Doesn't take me long
Just a few well-placed words
And their wandering hearts are gone

At first her warmth felt good between my legs
Living breathing heart-beating flesh
But soon that warmth turned to an itch
Turned to a scratch
Turned to a gash
I break horses
I don't tend to them

Tonight I'm swimming to my favorite island
And I don't want to see you swimming behind
Tonight I'm swimming to my favorite island
And I don't want to see you swimming behind
No I break horses
I don't tend to them

Listening to: "I Break Horses" (Accumulation: None) - Smog

Jack Spencer

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