Helen and Tina have suggested that we should all take turns in relating our stories and memories of Paxos to see us through till next summer, so I'll kick it off with this:-
Our first trip to Paxos was in early May and we arrived at the old port in Corfu on a very wet and windy day. We sat below decks on the old Pegasus, which meant that half the journey was spent under water and the other half looking up at grey skies through rain-lashed windows and we wondered what we had let ourselves in for - or even if we'd actually survive the trip!
Well, we made it and the next day the sun came out and didn't go away for the whole of our two weeks there. Within a couple of days, we'd driven the length and breadth of the island several times, stopping every few minutes to gasp at yet another amazing view and we were smitten for life! Twenty years on and it's still just as magical as ever, but I'm glad the journey has become a bit easier!
(Edited to add a photo of Loggos jetty before the makeover)
Message posted by stevie f on 07 October 2011 at 2:53am - IP Logged
I will tell you a few stories about Paxos, but I go to Corfu on Saturday so it will be when I get back.
Great place, lots of memories!
Message posted by ElaineK (Paxos) on 07 October 2011 at 9:05am - IP Logged
Yes, I see what you mean now Helen - the lifebelt hanging from the boat's boom - never noticed that before I think 20 years of technology has made a bit of an improvement to the quaity of the photos I'm taking nowadays!
Message posted by Tina B on 08 October 2011 at 11:31am - IP Logged
Being a technophobe do Polaroid photos scan easily? Most of ours from 30 years ago are these, unless some I took with my little camera have survived? Not that I know how to scan either!! Will have to check with Mum the story of how we ended up in Paxos by 'mistake', then report back.
Message posted by ElaineK (Paxos) on 08 October 2011 at 11:48am - IP Logged
I've never had a Polaroid, but shouldn't think they're any different to scan than other photos. We bought a new scanner last year and I still haven't got the hang of the software it uses, which is totally different from our old one, but I manage to muddle my way through it if I have to. I think it's just a case of having the confidence (or naivety!) to believe that you're unlikely to actually break anything!
I'm intrigued now to hear your story Tina
Message posted by shakespearstar on 08 October 2011 at 7:28pm - IP Logged
What you can do with old prints is to take a photo with digital and then upload/download, whatever. We did that with a lot of old family photos, and they came out really well.
Elaine, is that before the Roxy bar? It all looks a bit derilect. Any idea when Electra, above the gift shop, was done up. That was such an amazing place to sit and watch the whole village and harbour. We must have been on loads of peoples photos too!!
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