Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Alyki wetlands: a salty experience

Driving on the road along Mykali beach to Psili Ammos beach in the south-east of the island, you will pass by a shallow lake with salty water for most of the time of the year, sort of a lagoon, the Alyki wetlands. Well known for flamingos who stay there for a while for their "Samos holidays" in winter/spring.

But now the wetlands are completely dried out, a layer of salt covers the ground and the salt crystals shimmer in the sun.
Here are some impressions of how it looked like in the late afternoon of September 1st.

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