Sunday, January 25, 2009
These were taken with the flash so that you can see how clear the water is every ripple and pebble.
Liz pointed out that I had enough far sight to wear a bathing suit which matched the cave. Of course I managed not to bring any other proper summer clothes - HA!!!!!
Dan and our (odd) captain on the way to the cave.
Apparently Odysseus is said to have ended up in a cavern like this and thought he was in the next world. There is something otherworldly and awesome about being in a place like this. Yes - the water really is that color.
When you are in there the cave is dark above you except for the azure reflecting up and onto rocks and peoples faces. It is so clear you can see every barnacle under the surface and every ripple from the oars. You can see where the sunlight comes in through the opening beneath the water's surface. Seeing that doesn't change the amazing sense of awe in the place. One of the most incredible things I have ever seen.
Also in Croatia. I think this was Hvar. Beautiful dock with places to shop on the water. We all bought lavender which is native to the area. I also bought lavendar and rosemary oil from an older lady who spoke a couple of words of English but entirely by accident I discovered German worked. (I think when I'm trying to communicate and I can't say a word that is my my almost unconcious effort. I just sort of realized we were speaking German. She was taken with Katya and asked if she could give her a little gift of a little bag of lavendar - which I will put in one of her dresser drawers.