Sailing back to Venice from the Greek islands

Sailing back to Venice from the Greek islands.
#venice #italy #argostoli #greece #mediterranean #adriatic #cruise #summer #ship #holidays #sun #blue #bluesea #bluesky #cloudless #wake #royalcaribbean #splendouroftheseas

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Fire-fighting helicopter in Argostoli, Greece and Danger Mouse returns!

The first image (click through on instagram to watch the video) depicts a fire-fighting helicopter that sucks up water from the sea and dumps it on fires; On a particularly hot day, around 35 degrees centigrade, there were a number of small fires on the hills of a nearby island as we made our way to Argostoli/Kefalonia in Greece. The helicopter was accompanied by a small, single-engine plane too.

Watching TV last night, the CBBC channel announced the return of Danger Mouse. Some of you may be too young to remember this cartoon of a secret agent mouse and his trusty sidekick. The reboot hits UK screens on 28th September 2015. More about Danger Mouse here…

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Fire-fighting helicopter as we approach Argostoli Kefalonia, Greece. There were numerous hillside fires – the helicopter sucks up water from the sea and dumps it on the fires

Fire-fighting helicopter as we approach Argostoli Kefalonia, Greece. There were numerous hillside fires – the helicopter sucks up water from the sea and dumps it on the fires
#fire #helicopter #hills #hillfires #argostoli #kefalonia #greece #cruise #summer #mediterranean #adriatic #holiday

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Super yachts docked at one of the Greek islands we’re sailing by after leaving Mykonos

Super yachts docked at one of the Greek islands we’re sailing by after leaving Mykonos.
#greece #mykonos #mediterranean #adriatic #bluewaters #yachts #superyachts #boats #summer #cruise

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Mykonos, Greece and shadows at sunset at Heathrow

The beautiful town of Mykonos in Greece. The blue and white colour scheme are unmistakably Greek of course 🙂 The small town has very narrow streets and yet there’s a decent amount of motorised traffic weaving its way through the tourist throngs in the shape of small vans and scooters.

The second picture is one I took at Heathrow Terminal 2 at the very top floor, level 5; the sun was setting and travellers on the other side of a frosted glass wall came through as shadows and silhouettes.

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Cat architecture in Kotor, Montenegro and Italian chocolates from Venice!

The people of Kotor in Montenegro love cats; many of the souvenir shops sell cat figurines and t-shirts of cats. What I loved though was how cats are depicted through architecture too, as seen here.

The old town in Kotor was/is fortified quite heavily and the Venetians went so far as to build a wall running up the tall hill behind the old town as part of the fortifications.

The Sorini tin of lovely Italian chocolates depicts a scene on the lagoon in Venice near the Piazza San Marco – having been there just a few days ago I just had to pick this up from the duty free shop at Marco Polo airport in Venice.

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Venice and tootoomoo, Whetstone

The architecture in Venice is amazing and the summer light offers nice opportunities to take some interesting shots. There are many bridges in Venice and almost all of them were heaving with tourists taking pictures of the boats passing below.

It’s not often you see an empty gondola in Venice!

Enjoying some pan-Asian food at Tootoomoo in Whetstone with friends. This picture made John and I look like weirdos stalking our wives!

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