Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Hunters and Gatherers


January and February are the stormy months here, so we go to the beach to collect the urchins that have been stranded after the storms. We never ever take living urchins out of the water.


You can see at the color of the water that it is winter. In summer it is turqoise.


We have a different 'adress' for all the things that we collect: urchins, driftwood, limpets and other shells have all their very specific little bay.


I love that the way in which the forest meets the sea.


The last kilometer or so, the tracks are always under water.


You cannot see how deep the ruts are, so it is with great trepidation that we drive in. If the car gets stuck we are on our own here.


Finally, here is the sea. We've made it.

11 comments:

Annuk said...

OMG these pictures are amazing!!!! That light (I can so well recognize the light of the Aegean on a stormy day)... the forest meeting the sea... those secluded, magical little bays... I'm in love!
Thank you so much for sharing your secret little spots!

Sue Paine said...

Wow Estelle such a beautiful coastline to have on your door-step! I haven't walked by the sea for 6 years so I am jealous...hope you found lots of goodies Sue:)

ariadne said...

That's quite an adventure to collect your treasures!AriadnefromGreece!

immerlight said...

Amazing place!!!!! I love to live near such beauty!!!! )

The Ancient Muse said...

Love the pictures especially the first one is like cover of a very romantic book!

Manufacta said...

let me stay here with you! It's really a great place to stay! may I help you in collecting your treasuries?

Meltem said...

When I saw your amazing photos, I understood , I missed very very much there. Thank you for sharing:)

ioana said...

Amazing! you are certainly blessed to live there <3 <3 <3
ioana

Dream on the wave said...

Beautiful pictures of beautiful nature. Did you find any sea urchins? I have not been very lucky this winter.
Many greetings, Frieda

Katerina said...

Absolutely beautiful place. I like how sea meets the forest. And it must be pretty adventurous too. Did you find some treasures?

Pesky Cat Designs said...

You must have 4 wheel drive for your urchin collecting adventures! What a beautiful coastline.