Local Heart, Global Soul

August 23, 2014

The Boat and The Motorbike Are Not For The Kids, And We Gain A New Best Friend…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

We have found Damouchari port on the east coast of the Pelion peninsular, where some of the scenes for the Hollywood  movie “Mama Mia “were filmed and on one side of the bay there are a few restaurants, the first of which appears to be open.

A perfect spot of lunch, so we make ourselves comfortable at a table that overlooks the bay and check out the menu.  It’s a short menu with a choice of only three or four items because we visited here in October of 2102 and the main tourist season was well and truly over.

While we wait and the children check out the surroundings, I take photographs of  the outside our beautiful eatery in the fantastically warm October sunshine. Little Mr. and Kiwi Daughter are quick to point out two beautifully made wooden children’s rocking toys, one is in the shape of a little “Mama Mia” boat and the other is in the shape of a motorbike: both children looked disappointed that they were far to big to enjoy a ride on them.

I find some thick rope that I take photographs of for sketching purposes sometime in the future and by the time I’ve finished taking photographs of that, we find we have been befriended by the restaurants cat who no doubt has already sized us up and weighed up his chances of gaining a win in the tid-bit stakes once out meals arrive. Our “new best friend” waits  patiently… he knows what’s coming soon…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

1 Comment »

  1. It looks like a lovely setting for a restaurant.

    Comment by I used to be indecisive — August 24, 2014 @ 5:04 pm | Reply


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