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I didn’t get to hop to Santorini and Mykonos, like I’d wished in my summer wish-list but I visited the beautiful islands of Poros, Hydra and Aegina. They were stunning, rich in culture and history! We set out early one morning and set out by boat to visit these lovely islands! It was a beautiful breath-taking day! As we approached one of the Islands and I looked across from the stern of the ship where I stood, I actually felt like my heart expanded. As if I was taking in so much beauty, that it could never go back to the way it was before. LOL! I wish I had better words to describe it, it sort of put creation and my place in it in perspective for me. I was filled with gratitude. I think the sea and majesty of creation and its Creator have a way of doing that to you, doesn’t it? Enjoy the photos below:

 

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I saw my yacht approach as we neared the Island of Poros…

 

As we docked at Poros, I noticed the beautiful ripple caused by another docking boat!
As we docked at Poros, I noticed the beautiful ripple caused by another docking boat!

 

I saw this really beautiful craft store as we strolled around Poros. I can imagine the life of the owner, simple, beautiful, by the sea, everyday in white floaty dresses and a nice hat, meeting new people, tourists, locals and maybe writing books about it all… Sigh!
I saw this really beautiful craft store as we strolled around Poros. I can imagine the life of the owner, simple, beautiful, by the sea, everyday in white floaty dresses and a nice hat, meeting new people, tourists, locals and maybe writing books about it all… Sigh!

 

The steps and white washed buildings! Deep breath! Greece did not disappoint, everywhere you went, Greece was Greek!
The steps and white washed buildings! Deep breath! Greece did not disappoint, everywhere you went, Greece was Greek!

 

Coffee shop, Poros, I liked the clock!
Coffee shop, Poros, I liked the clock!

 

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The Harbour in Poros
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Hibiscus, the man and sea! LOL!

 

On to the Island of Hydra! Hydra is a UN World Heritage Site!
On to the Island of Hydra! Hydra is a UN World Heritage Site!

 

The waters were sooooo clear around Hydra! My heart kept expanding...
The waters were sooooo clear around Hydra! My heart kept expanding…

 

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In Hydra, no motorized form of transportation  is allowed, so people on the Island either walk or ride on the mules and horses. It was quite charming...
In Hydra, no motorized form of transportation is allowed, so people on the Island either walk or ride on the mules and horses. It was quite charming…

 

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Whistle for a horse!

 

If you noticed, the Island of Poros was set on a hill, so is the Island of Hydra where mechanized transport is not allowed, in order to protect the Island which is a world Heritage Site…  This is interesting because of something I'll tell you about Aegina later...
If you noticed, the Island of Poros was set on a hill, so is the Island of Hydra where mechanized transport is not allowed, in order to protect the Island which is a world Heritage Site… This is interesting because of something I’ll tell you about Aegina later…
I liked the yellow house on the street that's all white! Talk about a determination to stand-out!
I liked the yellow house on the street that’s all white! Talk about a determination to stand-out!
Sunday lunch anyone? Mama bustling around with the food, uncles and daddy's laughing, children running around… Every "picture" I saw inGreece made me want to write a story...
Sunday lunch anyone? Mama bustling around with the food, uncles and daddy’s laughing, children running around, as it gets darker, the candles are lit and placed into those hanging lanterns… Every “picture” I saw in Greece made me want to write a story…

 

The Museum at Hydra.
The Museum at Hydra.
The harbor in Hydra. Now off to Aegina...
The harbor in Hydra. Now off to Aegina…

 

Oh! By the time we got to Aegina, the battery on my iPhone had died, maybe I’d taken too many photos (looking totally innocent here!), so forgive the quality of the next photos… oh and by the way, I am open to receiving a lovely portable camera as a present on my next birthday or just-because! Hint! Hint!

 

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Aegina is one of the only Island in Greece that is flat! Not set on a hill…

 

Aegina, I bought loads of honey coated pistachio nuts and and sesame seeds...
Aegina, I bought loads of honey coated pistachio nuts and sesame seeds…

 

Bye Aegina! i found the most wonderful Gyros here. So Aegina was not only beautiful in its topographical difference, it was also rich in culinary delight!
Bye Aegina! i found the most wonderful Gyros here. So Aegina was not only beautiful in its topographical difference, it was also rich in culinary delight!

 

Okay! That wraps up my post on the Greek Islands I visited on this trip! I take loads of photos, sometimes, when I see a scene so beautiful, I want to capture; I stare at it and then close my eyes for a bit, almost like I want to leave an indelible image in my mind, so that I can recall it at will. In Greece, I had many of those moments. I want to end this post by saying, “may life be truly beautiful for you! May you never ever lose your sense of wonder and your appreciation for what is beautiful in the world!” Ciao! be awesome this week, may September be spectacular and special for you! It is for me; my mum, sister and husband celebrate their birthdays in September! 3 of God’s great gifts to me.

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