1 Shot Wednesday: Rhodes Beach

Rhodes beach

Rhodes, Greece has the kind of water that had me gaping at the edge of the sand. The layers of cobalt and cerulean took my breath away. The day was windy, and the slam of the waves on the beach was commanding. No way I was going into the water. Instead, I watched braver souls swim out to the cobalt and ride their way back on cerulean waves to the shore. I stared at the sailboat sitting on the horizon and wondered where it was headed. Perhaps to a quiet lagoon for snorkeling or to a grotto to admire the colorful reflections off of rock and water?

On a bright summer day, staring at the water was enough for me.

60 thoughts on “1 Shot Wednesday: Rhodes Beach

  1. Great motif, well captured! πŸ™‚

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  2. There is a lot to be said for the beauty of the seas around Greece. But they can be treacherous in some places too.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

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    1. That’s why I keep my feet firmly in the sand. πŸ™‚
      Seriously, if I return, I’d love to rent a boat and explore that way. πŸ™‚

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      1. No good for me, Cindy. I get seasick. πŸ™‚ x

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        1. You traveled so much in your younger years. When I retire, all I want to do is travel. Have you given up the notion of traveling to somewhere exotic? Satisfied the travel bug?

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          1. My financial situation has put an end to aspirations for travel. Cindy. Plus having Ollie of course. I have to accept that I can’t have it all. (Reluctantly. πŸ™‚ )

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          2. Plus I have been to China, Samarkand, Tashkent, Bukhara. Western, Central and Eastern Russia. Singapore, much of Europe, Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria; even Wales and Scotland! But I never got to Scandinavia, or the Americas, so that’s a regret

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          3. Show off! 🀣🀣 (I’m jealous!)

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          4. It was over a long time. You’re younger! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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          5. How about you, Fraggle? Do you have the travel bug? Where in the world have you been?

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          6. France a few times, Spain a few times, Italy, Poland,Scotland,Wales,USA~(Rochester,OhioNashville,New York) ,Cyprus,Belgium,Holland,Germany and Thailand. Trying to decide where to go this year, would love to do Nashville again, but I’ve also got a yearning for Croatia & The Dalmation Coast. Or Ireland. Or Greece, sigh, it’s too hard to decide when you haven’t got long left!!

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          7. Well now look who’s bragging! πŸ˜‰
            Seriously, I’m happy for you. Thailand. Wow, that must have been interesting. Croatia I here is cheap and exceptional. When in doubt, go to them all!

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          8. But it’s not enough!!

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          9. I hope you get to all the places you wish for.

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          10. Hah doubtful but I’ll give it a good go! Cheers Cindy

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          11. oops, forgot Tunisia. πŸ˜€

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          12. Geez. I couldn’t point where that would be on a map or explain why would one want to go there. Why Tunisia?

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          13. Well, it’s a pretty impressive list, my friend.

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          14. I got around a bit,. back in the day. I left out Egypt, Kenya, and Tanzania, didn’t want to appear to be boasting. πŸ™‚
            But I still wanted more… x

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          15. You went to very far away places. An interesting side to your personality.

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          16. I was getting as far away as possible, for some reason. πŸ™‚

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          17. There’s a story in that statement. πŸ˜‰

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          18. I never realised you had travelled so extensively, Pete!

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          19. Many of those trips were summer holidays for just two weeks, Sue. Some of them were longer, such as those to Soviet Central Asia, and China. I never thought of myself as a ‘traveller’ though, as I always had to get back for work. πŸ™‚

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          20. Well, my trips away were only ever for 2 weeks or les, but I didn’t go as far afield!

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          21. Carthage! The Bardo Museum! Phil’s dad fought the Germans there in Operation Torch. A lot of our travels have WW 1 & 2 elements, but also ancient history for me.

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          22. Oh, yes, of course. Now I feel stupid.
            I would enjoy going to Sardinia. Both are close by ferry. My daydream is when I’m retired in seven years, I will spend a few weeks here and then there. The Italian and Greek Islands. I just love the region.

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  3. I’ve only seen the Greek islands on TV or photos, but that was enough for me to say how beautiful they are.

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    1. They don’t tell you about the mosquitoes though, GP. πŸ™‚

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        1. They all left after biting me so many times, they never had to eat again! πŸ™‚ x

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      1. Nope, never heard that. We have enough of them here!

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    2. My favorite spot on the globe, so far. I plan to return and explore a different island. We’ll see if I follow through. πŸ˜‰

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  4. Lovely colour Sea and sky. Beautiful.

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  5. That is an absolutely amazing shot. You would feel like it was an act of desecration to step into that picture so I’m with you. I’d have been content to just look, and look, and look. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Ian. My eye were addicted to the swirling colors.

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  6. Soooo pretty! And it’s just about prime beach season!!! 😁

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    1. I know! Do you and your family travel much? What beach do you enjoy?

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      1. We go to Pensacola Beach and Gulf Shores a lot (going to GS in July). The favorites we’ve been to have been in Mexico. So many others I would like to visit.

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  7. Tunisia is a great place for a summer holiday. It has good weather, a wonderful coastline, ancient history, (Carthage) one of the best-preserved Roman arenas, and interesting French colonial towns and desert areas too. Public sanitation left a lot to be desired, but then I did visit in 1975. πŸ™‚ x
    https://beetleypete.com/2013/07/22/holidays-and-traveltunisia-1975/

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  8. I can’t see much point in getting wet

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  9. Oh!!! The Call! The Call!
    I must obey!

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    1. I know you like the caribbean. Personally, I prefer the Med.

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      1. AH … that’s another dream. I wonder if Rose has that on her list?

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  10. Beautiful pictures as always πŸ™‚ Anyway, keep up the great work as always πŸ™‚

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  11. The colour of the water is unbelievable. If I were you I would have been transfixed by it too.

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  12. I’d be the first one in the water. Haha!

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    1. Ah, a daredevil! You go right ahead and wrestle with the waves. πŸ˜‰

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      1. Both my parents grew up at the seaside and I spent all my childhood holidays at the beach. I got flung into the water as soon as I could stand.

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  13. I’m not a beach guy but if have to dip my toes in that water. Great photo Cindy.

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    1. Hi Lloyd! It was heavenly. I often daydream to that photo. πŸ™‚

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      1. πŸ™‚ How are you feeling?

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        1. Thanks for asking, my friend. I’m about 90 percent. Trying to get stronger. I have a trip around the corner and want to hike and kayak. School is about out and my jobs for the semester are over. I’m feeling more bubbly inside.

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          1. I am glad to hear it.

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