Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Trip to Strofylia | 3rd Part (last day)

  In this last part, I am presenting some random photos of my trip. They mainly come from the forest's beautiful locations (in and close to it) but I also include a post sunset photo (which is admittedly one of my favorite) taken from the hotel's balcony and also an abandoned wooden lodge found next to the shore. 

  The forest was surrounded by open fields full of short vegetation. After getting into it, I found out that the dominant type of tree was the one with the umbrella shaped leafage, which I really liked. What amazed me the most though was a vast animal nest made from tree branches. Unfortunately I didn't learn what kind of animal is capable of creating this elaborate thing, but I guess it's something I don't want to meet face to face.

Friday, 1 August 2014

Trip to Strofylia | 2nd Part (the Swamp)

The second part of my trip to Strofylia is here!

  As I mentioned in my previous post (see here), Strofylia is famous for it's unique combination of ecosystems, most of them I was lucky enough to visit. In this part, I am presenting the astonishing swamps. 

  The swamps beauty (despite the kind of repelling smell) comes from it's lush roof which consists of elaborate trunks and their heavy leafage. The latter also create a maze with lights and shadows, as sunlight partly gets through, small passes and hidden traps (due to the sticking moving sand underwater). The whole place is an adventure challenge! In spite of the inummerable insects and mosquitos, we found a turtle and some salamanders  in a former stage of transformation too.