Is this the way Greek legends and myths are created? On seeing the stark, forbidding landscape on the southern windswept side of the Aegean island of Ikaria, my nephew, by way of explanation told me that local lore had it that when God finished creating the world he dumped all the left over stones and boulders on Ikaria. Walking over and around some of the thousands of massive boulders that dot the landscape here, I can well believe that story.
|It takes a hardy people to create a life out of this landscape|
|Moon rocks have got nothing on this rock strewn landscape|
|How many years did it take to create this monster?|
|Putting them in perspective|
|Boulders bigger than your average SUV|
I'm sure I will return to this theme of the Ikarian landscape in future posts as I wander further afield across the island.