July 3, 2012

AS THE WHEEL TURNS

Lake Karavomylos, Kefalonia
The water wheel at Lake Karavomylos, Kefalonia

Lake Karavomylos, KefaloniaWater wheel, Karavomylos - KefaloniaLake Karavomylos, KefaloniaIt has been a while and I've truly missed communicating with all of you. Despite my absence, this blog has received hundreds of  visits each week that I have been away from the keyboard. As much as I would like to take the credit for this, I know that I cannot. It is Kefalonia itself that evokes the search and discovery. For days now I've been wanting to get back on track with the blog but was seeking an appropriate explanation for my readers. Earlier today, in a message exchange with a new friend of Kefalonia World, the real reason dawned on me: I miss my blue skies, yellow hills, stunning sunsets, turquoise sea, crashing waves, and proud seagulls so much, that I've been in denial. However, never one to crumble, I'm adjusting to the idea that while I'm in New York, all of you have a right to go out and enjoy all the above mentioned.

HAVE A BLAST IN KEFALONIA, I'M SURE THAT YOU'LL LOVE HER AS MUCH AS I DO!

And what a better way to get back into "all things Kefalonia" for summer than to showcase some of my favorite places and things. Some, of course, are well known attractions but most will be those special treats I save for myself and indulge my best friends with.....

So, on to
LAKE KARAVOMYLOS (*)


So much has been written and shown about Lake Karavomylos, as no tourist guide worth the paper it's printed on omits this site, that I deem it redundant to elaborate on mundane things like whereabouts, geological significance, natural beauty, etc. Less frequently though, you will see a description of its most appealing characteristic: this place manages to emit absolute peace and serenity even when swarmed by bus loads of tourists. All you need to do is close your eyes, listen to the unrelenting turn of the water wheel, ponder on the journey of a single water drop, and, daydream...
And if something seems to be caressing your feet, don't be alarmed, it's only the sun and the breeze taking turns from behind the huge eucalyptus trees. Unless it's a duck... Neither should cause you to shift the mind's gear... it's part of the magic and you really don't want to break the spell!
(*) post dedicated to some new friends here in the U.S. who are really much more entitled to to call this lake theirs than I could ever be...


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