Two days ago the little town Lixouri where we always stay has been struck by a devastating earth-quake of 6,1 magnitude. A lot of damage was done to streets, windows, walls and houses – some even collapsed. Fortunately, nobody died, only a few were injured. Our friends slept in their car because they even fear a more fierce earth-quake.
The following fotos are from a little excursion in September of last year to Argostoli, the main town of Kefalonia. Walking down the quay and looking at the colorful little fishing boats we suddenly remarked four huge (their body was at least one meter long) loggerhead turtles (caretta caretta). They always wait for the remnants of fish when the fishermen clean their nets. These beautiful and impressive animals have been quite common in Kefalonia and Zakynthos in former times and laid their eggs on the sandy beaches which now are filled with tourists. Mediterranean monk seals as well as loggerhead turtles are going to die out if nobody takes care. That would be a real pity.