Thursday, July 09, 2015

Behind the Blue Eye

I have to mention this, because I was so impressed. A contributing factor to cutting our day at the beach at Ksamil short was that I managed to get some sand into my ancient Kindle, and it freaked out and just started scrolling wildly. All resuscitation efforts proved in vain, and there's only so long I can lie on the beach doing nothing, so we packed up and went back to the hotel. I had pretty much resigned myself to the loss of the Kindle - it's a first generation I think, and second-hand even when my parents bought it about 4-5 years ago, but I was midway through Cloud Atlas and really wanted to see how it turned out. But Jules came to my rescue, disassembling the whole thing, repeatedly testing it with no results until he gave up and put it all together again, by which time it miraculously worked, hurrah! And I got to finish Cloud Atlas after all. 

Anyway, by the time this was all done, it was a bit late to head back to the beach, and the next day (sunday), we packed in the beach portion of our holiday and headed back inland to Gjirokastra. First, though, we stopped off at a spot known in English as the "Blue Eye", a natural spring more than 50 metres deep. It's pretty amazing, this shallow lake with one spot of deep, dark water bubbling up. 

Looking straight down at the Eye from a rickety, rusty metal platform that scared me half to death. I'm convinced one day it will collapse, but hopefully in that case people will just fall into the deep spring with no ill effects

Got this backwards-cap wearing douche who was also at Butrint the day before to take this of us. I've got to take my backwards cap off to him though, he did a pretty good job. 



Just managed to catch this guy's splash (rickety platform too)







7 comments:

  1. Very rickety indeed! Seems very brave of you to have stood on that thing. Very pretty spot too.

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    1. There were four of us on there, scary!

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  2. I wanted to download a good book, so thanks - Cloud Atlas now on my tablet! :) Mxx

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    1. p.s. what a handy guy Jules is to have around!

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    2. Tell me what you think!
      Drives me around too :)

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  3. Any trout in that stream?

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    1. Don't think so. There were dozens of little fish swimming around us in Lake Ohrid though, possibly trout. We ate some too!

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