Don’t open your mouth when swimming in the sea off Spiti Charlie . . . . unless you want to taste the freshest of fish!
The water is crystal clear and the light so crisp. Dozens of little fish dash and dart around my body as I float in the buoyant salty waters. A marvellous experience!
We have been swimming with the fishes since we arrived in Spetses, only they seem to have multiplied today. Yesterday, it was a bread roll floating by in the clear water with so many little fishes attached that suggested a new meaning to the ‘loaves and fishes’ parable.
Also, don’t swim in the sea without your reef shoes or plastic crocs . . . . unless you want to run the risk of brushing the spiny sea urchins multiplying on the rocks. A gnarled and tanned Spetses local was in the sea today with a long hook collecting these reputedly delectable morsels of sea meat until his net was full. He enjoys them for lunch simply with fresh bread and a squeeze of lemon, and a glass of ouzo, he says. Marianne Abiad would agree.
Our holiday is drawing to a close, so I take this opportunity to share some of the other ‘fishy’ sides of Spetses, in pictures also. This is my first Picasa ‘video’ of slides: (Now, I have to learn to add a soundtrack, but not here. That can wait till I return to the cold of a Sydney winter.)