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#1 Completely Crete

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 05:23 PM

The white winter blanket of snow on the wonderful White Mountains are slowly melting.

This is good news as it means that summer is on its way and soon the Samaria Gorge will be open. I’m very keen to make the trek and explore the fabulous flora and fauna.

The recent hot weather has also brought with it a trickle of tourists eager to strip off and bathe in the sea.

I was keen to join them too and had a lovely swim in the sea yesterday at Kalyves.

Can you tell I love living here in Crete?

Bye for now.


#2 Kritsa Yvonne

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 08:03 PM

Sounds great but I'm not jealous as I am looking forward to having a swim whilst looking at snow on mountain tops NEXT WEEK yipeee

B) <_<
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Posted 15 April 2008 - 08:10 PM

Yvonne, I am jealous! We're not coming out until June this year, by which time I expect the snow will have completely melted - but the sea will have warmed up to look on the bright side. I really must get something organised on accommodation - we are planning to spend some days in Matala and also Kalyves, but haven't booked anything yet and it might be getting busier then.

Hope you have a lovely time and looking forward to your blog on return.

All the best

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 08:14 PM

Hi Pam,

We will miss seeing but I'll take a dip for you!
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Posted 16 April 2008 - 06:18 AM

on White Mountines still have snow ????

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Posted 16 April 2008 - 11:39 PM

They did a couple of weeks ago.

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At least I think these are the White Mountains.


well I was going to show you a picture but I can't use the [IMG] tags to post my picture from photobucket and when I tried to follow Yianni's instructions I was told the file was larger than available space. I'm not about to mess around with my photos to make it fit and I'm reluctant to upload my photo onto this server anyway, so I'm afraid you're out of luck Vlad. You'll have to take my word that there was plenty of snow on the mountains behind Chania a couple of weeks ago.
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Posted 17 April 2008 - 04:23 PM

I'm mamma's little helper :)

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The Lefka Ori.


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Posted 17 April 2008 - 05:42 PM

mmmmm fabulous. Makes me want to go skiing.

I've e-mailed my photo to you Wim. If you get a spare minute, maybe you can figure out where I'm going wrong with attaching photos to the forum.

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Posted 17 April 2008 - 08:27 PM

...you aren't doing anything wrong Emma. It is what mountaineers call a 'white out', which basically means that there is so much of the white stuff about that you can't see where the ground ends and the sky starts.
x :)
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Posted 17 April 2008 - 11:16 PM

I ski B) i know what a white-out is.

:) Actually we use the term to refer to your view when you fall over spectacularly and end up eating snow.


I meant I couldn't work out why I couldn't post the pic. ah well, mummy's little helper might sort it. :D
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Posted 18 April 2008 - 10:29 AM

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Beautiful picture M !

I think I know where things go wrong.
Once you uploaded your picture to photobucket you probably made the second choice which is: Direct Link. You only need to click with your left click button.
In your forum mail choose the insert image button. Once you did it comes up with the bar that asks you to insert the url. Now you have to take care. There is yet a http:// prefetched. You must clean this one because the link you copied from photobucket has its own http://. Doubling it results in a wrong url. Now paste your photo bucket picture.

By adding Chania and the Lefka Ori between the brackets (]Chania and the Lefka Ori[/url] you only show the link; Chania and the Lefka Ori. Got it? But than you have to remove the image tags ([img]). Both at the first and at the last position of the photo bucket url. If there are more members interested in how to that one I'll scan a word document with the formulas.

It needs some practice but is very logical. :)

Here it is: Chania and the Lefka Ori

I can't give you the formula because if I do it comes up with a stupid link. It thinks the text is an url.

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#12 Emma1310

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 12:55 PM

I like the contrast of the snow against the sun on the water.

I think I must have tried to use the active [img] tags then when this didn't work, maybe I used the same link instead of the url. never mind. It's sorted now.

Thank you Wim, big hugs.

:) B) :D
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#13 Kritsa Yvonne

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 01:33 PM

Fantastic photo so thanks to both of you for your efforts.
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Posted 18 April 2008 - 05:44 PM

I tried to attach 2 photos of snow in Crete this March. One of Komos beach with the snow on the mountains behind & one of the snow on the mountains behind my village.
Unfortunately I couldn't attach them as it said the file for each one was too large & I'm not
"techie" enough to be able to make them smaller.

Wim can I send them to you to "deal" with please?

Thanks

Ros.

#15 Wim

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 05:50 PM

Of course Ros! :)

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Posted 20 April 2008 - 04:31 PM

O.K. Ros

Here are your pictures.

I think Ros it is the Psiloritis we are looking at.

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And this is the Psiloritis too as seen from behind Venerato.

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I've put the pictures from your house and the village in the Living in Crete topic.
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Posted 20 April 2008 - 05:32 PM

Thanks Wim.

Ros