What’s the sound of travelling? It seems easier somehow to think about smells, tastes, colours when recalling summer holidays…but what about the sounds?
Let me describe you the music that Kardamili brings back to my ears…A synthesis made of my daughter’s laughter while fastening her at the car seat to start the drive to Messinian Mani once again. Of lots of cicadas’ voices when arriving at our home away from home, Melitsina. And then warm welcomings and sounds of careful stepping into the stone path that leads to our room.
The first splash when diving at Ritsa beach crystal waters; the undrewater peace afterwards. The clinking of cutlery while eating at Elies restaurant delicious, homemade, perfect food. The sound of waves when walking by the shore to enjoy the sunset and of playground chains as I swing my Nike back and forth. The air breeze as wandering inside the Leigh Fermor house. Those walls create their own music full of stories and bird songs to eavesdrop.
And then there is the night sound. Soft jazz while enjoying a glass of excellent wine at Plastiras with chuckles and giggles on the background. Barking from dogs while strolling around Ag. Nikolaos fishermans’ village. My daughter’s laughter again when chasing them! The stillness after she is put to sleep and we get to enjoy another glass of wine on our porch listening to night birds and falling stars…yes they do make a magical sound, I swear they do!
Kardamili was my first vacation with my baby girl, our first trip as a family, a summerwater love song.
Have a wonderful and rejuvenating August!