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It’s All Greek to Me! by John Mole

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Sea stories

It was warm enough to swim, not for Greeks of course but for anyone used to British beaches. Driving over the hills behind the house, from the top you can see miles along the cliffs and craggy headlands facing the open Aegean. This is a wild coast, open to deep-sea rollers, with few safe ports or beaches. In summer the Melteme from the north whips up white horses and brings cool sea breezes into bays like those around Limanaki, the little harbour, where we are going now. The dirt road winds down the mountain to the mouth of a ravine, a reedy river, a beach and a village in the middle of a wide, sheltered bay. It is a lovely place, spoiled only when we were there by us and the orange blob of our camper.

About a kilometre out to sea ...

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