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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

"WINE DARK SEAS" (OF HOMER)


Just a shot of the almost navy-blue colour of the deeper sea around Kephalonia, immortalised in Homer's 'Odyssey'.

This photo was taken from Sami, an important port on the northeast coast of the island, although a rather dull and uninteresting place we found, unlike the very picturesque Agia Efimia just up the coast.

Ferries run to and from the neighbouring island of Ithaca (the kingdom of Odyesseus / Ulysses) and Sami (referred to as "Same" in The Odyssey (although Homer referred to the whole island of Kephalonia as "Same" in that work).

The mountains of Ithaca can be seen in the distance (top right) of this photo.

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