CORAL ON BLUE

Myrtos Bay, Kefalonia
Walking along the ledge over Myrtos Bay, Kefalonia
Impossible to take the northbound route without a stop over Myrtos.
Well, maybe not impossible, but sacrilegious, nevertheless.
So, I did stop.
Tons of blue intermingling with the turquoise and milky white swerves, as if some invisible hand had carelessly tossed gallons of bleach into the bay.

Climbing over the ledge - not a wise move, mind you - a young couple try to photograph each other using a cell phone --with totally unsatisfactory results. I offer to take a couple of shots and e-mail them. In unison they refuse, claiming not to have an e-mail account, though they don't mind me snapping away.
Hmmmm... strange! I am really confused.
But, I have things to do, like follow those milky streaks all the way to Assos.

Some minutes - and kilometers - later, it dawns on me. They were intimidated by the size of the camera and probably thought that they'd have to pay for the photos!

Oh, dear, pretty lady in coral - how could I ever dream of that, in this of all places?
Here, at this monument of natural generosity?
This endless blue is free of charge.
Besides, the coral was yours to begin with....

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