Thursday, 22 September 2011

The warm blue Aegean Sea

Hello! I am back from my holiday to Rhodes. We had a wonderful relaxing week and the first thing we see when we arrive at our apartment each  year is the wonderful blue Aegean sea.....
This is the view which greets us when we pull back the curtains of our bedroom and step onto the balcony...what bliss. We arrived late in the afternoon but the sun was still so gloriously warm that we headed straight down to the beach



 which lies just a few feet away down these steps.

















The sea just gently laps up towards the the sun chairs and the feel of the warm honey coloured sand under your toes just warms the soul. My Hb and I just stand for a second and breath in sheer relaxation, it is a time when everything else just slips away. The sea is so warm too...sheer magic!



There was enough time for a swim in the warm blue Aegean Sea before showering, changing and wandering the short walk to one of our favourite beach  restaurants  and enjoy some of this....





followed by a delicious meal











Whilst we watched the sun set..

Thank you all for your super ideas and comments you left me on my 100th post and giveaway. I am going to pull a winner out of the hat later on this evening and I will be back soon to show your a few more photos of this sunny island and our visits.

The weather really is becoming very autumnal here, the trees are changing into their golden hues and there is a slight nip in the air. It was the first day of autumn yesterday...time to start thinking about getting cosy during the longer nights.

Bye for now,

Jane x

14 comments:

  1. Ahhhhh beautiful Jane!
    The heat is radiating out from your photos. :) It looks absolutely wonderful. That really is the life.
    It is definitely autumnal here, although today the sun is shining and even though there is a nip in the air, it looks nice!
    When we left Barcelona last week it was 31 deg and when we stepped off the plane it was 13 deg, how's that for a reversal of figures!!!
    'See' you soon,
    Vivienne x

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  2. I know the feeling Vivienne, when we got on the plane yesterday in Rhodes it was 34oc and when we got to Gatwick it was 18oc, cruel isn't it!! I'm so glad you also had a super holiday.
    Jane x

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  3. Just gorgeous, Jane! I can just imagine the warmth as I sit here slightly shivering in this cool pre- autumn morning. What a wonderful place this must be, such sparkling inspiration for future jewelry projects? :o)

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  4. Rhodes really is such a jewel Michele, the sea is so blue and where it meets the sky is such a perfect picture. Yes I got lots of inspiration there.....I do so miss the warmth but as always home is where the heart is ;0)
    Jane x

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  5. Oh... That is just gorgeous, Jane, the sun and all the that beautiful sea and the beach... It seems that you had the most wonderful time!! How is you tan? Not jealous or anything ;) just asking...

    Wishing you a sunny weekend soon (would be so much easier to get back to "real" life!) and kisses to B!

    Yours,
    Mia

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  6. We had such a great time Mia and yes although we are not ones for lying in the sun for hours we look very "well" ;0)Billy was very pleased to see us and he has stuck around me all day like a sweet pink nosed shadow :0)
    A sunny weekend would be great! Hope you see some sunshine too,
    Jane x

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  7. Dear Jane, oh my.. thanks for sharing these divine photos of that lush place. Our ocean is cold, would love to swim in a warm sea.
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  8. Hi Teresa, it really was as warm as swimming in bathwater....:0)Have a sunny weekend,
    Jane x

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  9. oohh my hubby and mine's first holiday was in Rhodes, we really must go back one year! i think we were only about 19/22 at the time or maybe younger. Happy days. x

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  10. It is still a very lovely island, we met a couple who last stayed there 30 years ago and they still loved it. Glad I bought back some happy memories for you ;0)
    Jane x

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  11. Dear Jane, welcome back! Even I should have said better welcome when you came to Rhodos because it's almost like you were here!
    Your holiday place looks lovely and I'm sure you had wonderful time!
    Sunny wishes from Crete!
    xxx Teje

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  12. Beautiful photos of Rhodes, Jane! We visited during the school holidays one summer and it was soooo hot then! I too find the idea of it being on the Aegean Sea especially magical. I'm glad you had a lovely time.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Helen x

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  13. Hi Teje, I thought of you in sunny Crete, we so love the Greek islands!It's a good weekend here, enjoy yours,
    Jane x

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  14. I think I would find Rhodes too hot in July/Aug Helen, September is perfect, the sea is so warm and even at night the temperature did not fall below 25oc!Have a great Sunday.
    Jane x

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