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Wednesday, 26 July 2017
The bag full of scrabble type blocks- 200 of them- was £4. I also got a pack of ATC cards & envelopes, a quite large Happy Birthday stamp that was £2.50, and two pots of metallic paint, one blue, one white. Both a quid, I think.
Both of these arrived while we were away- a set of Posca paint pens, and a set of waterbrushes with various sizes & shapes of brush.
So, the holiday then. Those of you that know us via Facebook will know about the Earthquakes felt on Kos while we were there, on Wednesday night/Thursday morning. Made the holiday far more exciting than necessary, I can tell you.
We visited a Roman Amphitheatre that had been excavated.
On a boat waiting to go out on a trip.
The sun going down behind us.
This was a view from one of the restaurants along the main street.
The harbour did take a lot of the effects of the eathquake.
I can tell you that nothing wakes you up faster than the bed shaking and stuff falling off shelves & tables at 01.30 in the morning.
This cycle lane had a split develop the whole length of it's joint to the main footpath.
A whole section of the harbour path- about a mile in length- dropped by between 4" and 12" for the whole length of it.
The cracks even went straight through the grass.
Large sections of slabs from walls fell away.
Here you can see the top from a stone pillar which has fallen to the pavement, with the toppled pillar above it.
The last earthquake felt by Kos was in 1933, the major tremor we felt was on the border between Kos & Turkey, which is just a few miles away across the sea.
This was a sort of bandstand in the centre of the old town square.
Many of the buildings in the older part of town suffered damage, and sadly, two people were killed by falling masonry.
The part that really amused us the next day was how the Greeks dealt with it. All along the path they just tied red & white plastic tape, and then put plywood boards over the affected footpath so people could still get on & off the boats. If this had been the UK, the whole town would have been evacuated, and the various committees formed would still be talking about what needed to be done!
So, that's something that can come off the bucket list, rofl!
Oooh, I almost forgot my exciting news! Some of you may have seen the announcement by Art From The Heart that they have Tim Holtz over for 3 days in September. As we were on holiday I asked my lovely friend, Debbie Rock( Tattered Rocks), if she would try to get me a place when she tried to book hers. And she got us both a place! So I get to meet the God of Crafters!