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Fortessa and the flaming Olive Tree

September 19, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

As one of our last trips out in Crete, we headed to the historic town of Rethymnon. Full of charming Venetian and Turkish buildings, the town is dominated by the massive fortress. As well as a cathedral, and a church, the fortress has a mosque too.

 

 

 

 

It also has a lot of rocks, dust, sun and cacti – which pretty much covers the fort.

 

 

 

pretty flowers

 

weight training with cannon balls

 

don't do it!

 

 

For some excitement we also had a close encounter with some wild fires, no more than a few hundred yards from the house, a series of bush fires started to burn. The shovel that was in readiness was not required as the firemen arrived in time, but given the bone dry land and the strong winds it was scary to see how fast the fire spread.

 

 

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