Poros, Greece

Its been a few years since our visit to Poros.  What a wonderful little island!   You can read my older posts from here….this shot was from our cruise ship leaving port.  A tough place to say goodbye to!  look at that blue water and blue sky!!  Very surreal!!  I wish I had a month to rent a boat and island hop all over the Greek Isles!!  We all can have a dream!!  =)

Info from the web:   Poros is a small Greek island-pair in the southern part of the Saronic Gulf, at a distance about 58 km (31 nautical miles) south from Piraeus and separated from the Peloponnese by a 200-metre wide sea channel. Its surface is about 31 square kilometres (12 square miles).  The ancient name of Poros was Pogon.

Poros consists of two islands: Sphairia or Sferia, the southern part, which is of volcanic origin, where today’s city is located, and Kalaureia, also Kalavria or Calauria (meaning ‘gentle breeze’), the northern and largest part. A bridge connects the two islands over a narrow isthmus. The Municipality of Poros also includes a part of the mainland, Kyaní Aktí (pop. 231), at the easternmost point of the Peloponnese Peninsula, between the island of Poros and the island of Hydra and next to the municipalities of Troizina and Ermioni. map The total land area of the municipality is 49.582 km², and the total population is 4,348 persons.

Poros is an island with rich vegetation. Much of the northern and far eastern/western sides of the island are bushy, whereas large areas of old pine forest are found in the south and center of the island. It has a good road network and adequate tourist infrastructure, which makes it a popular resort for short holidays. Though possessing no airport, it is easily accessible from Athens via ferry or hydrofoil or from the adjacent mainland at Galatas.

Talke Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon 18-200 VR f/3.5-5.6
  • Setting: Aperture Mode
  • Focal Length:  62.0mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Exposure:  1/400
  • Aperture:  f/11.0
  • Gear:  Hand Held
  • Post Process: Adobe CS4

Key West, Florida

Here is a photo from Key West, Florida.  Seems as though this winter is too long!   When will summer arrive?   Hopefully soon!  It was near sunset on the beach and I snapped this shot.  Typical laid back easy going Key West.  We enjoyed our stay here.  We rented scooters and had lots of fun around the island.  If you like going to the beach, relaxing and eating at beach style restaurants…then Key West is for you! Key West also contains the furthest southern point in the US!   There is a litte marker there and maybe you can see Cuba in the distance?  Not really.   Sunsets in Key West are amazing!!

Grabbed from the web: If you have never been here before, you are in for a real treat. There is a Key West attraction for every person. Some of the finest saltwater fishing is in Key West. Whether you are an avid fly fisherman looking for the thrill of sight casting to tarpon as they cross a beautiful sandy flat in the Key West backcountry, or off shore doing some deep sea fishing and thinking about your fresh seafood dinner at one of our fine Key West restaurants. Enjoy a relaxing trip on a smaller charter to view dolphins in the wild or to kayak in the back country off Key West.

I grew up in the North East and Florida was our getaway spot!  Florida is a vacation spot that is tough to beat in the US.   With Orlando, Tampa, Miami, Jacksonville and the Keys…many places 2 explore!

Talke Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D70S
  • Lens: Nikon 18-200 f/3.5-5.6
  • Setting: Aperture  Mode
  • Focal Length: 31.0mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Exposure:   1/250 sec
  • Aperture:  f/8
  • Gear:  Hand Held
  • Post Process: Adobe CS4