Unusual, odd, strange, bizarre, unexpected……

In the  A to Z challenge we’ve reached the letter ‘U’.  The 21st letter of the alphabet.  Not ,any more to go now!    This has been the hardest letter for me so far.  It’s difficult enough thinking of any interesting word starting with U, never mind finding something that relates to my theme, which has been ‘Sailing in Greece’. 

I’ve looked up Greek words starting with ‘u’, but in Greece they don’t use a ‘u’ like we do in English, it’s more like ‘ou’.  I couldn’t find any Greek island starting with U or OU. I couldn’t find any Greek food starting with OU, and I have already written about the Greek drink ouzo.


I couldn’t find any boat parts starting with U.  So I thought I was stumped.  Would the letter U defeat me?

I’ve decided to write about U for ‘unusual’……. unusual things I’ve come across on our sailing trips around Greece….

I remember the first time I saw octopus drying in Greece, hanging up outside a taverna, it was a most unusual sight!

Ready for lunch

Ready for lunch

Last year when we sailed to Lakka, on Paxos, we took a local bus to one of the hill villages, then walked back down to our yacht Fandancer  moored in the harbour.   As we left the village and wandered through the olive groves, we came across a full size, all-weather tennis court!  What an unusual thing to see!


Game, set and match….

My next unusual object is a taverna menu written on a mirror….. quite a pretty object, with a rustic green frame decorated with shells and driftwood…..

What would you choose from the menu?  I think I’ll have the fried squid and zucchini …..


Another day, another Greek village.  The next photo was taken in the wonderful authentic Greek village of Katomeri, on the island of Meganissi.  We wandered around the tiny streets just as the sun was setting, turned the corner, and came across this unusualsight of an old lady operating a loom!


Old lady weaving cloth on a loom

Finally, on the island of Naxos (not be to confused with Paxos), I came across this spectacular green lizard, just near the roadside.  A most unusual thing to see, don’t you think?


Green lizard on Naxos

What’s the most unusual thing you’ve photographed?

8 thoughts on “Unusual, odd, strange, bizarre, unexpected……

  1. Wow – You are clever to think of using U for unusual. And I love all the unusual things you saw in Greece. The green lizard is spectacular. Love the Greek weaver and the menu on a mirror is quite unique – so creative. I would choose the octopus salad!

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  2. Excellent! I’ve photographed Golden Horn, an Epsom Derby winner trained by John Gosden in Newmarket and the amazing Frankel, unbeaten in about 13 starts and a superstar, trained by the late and great Sir Henry Cecil. Oh yes, and the amazing Australian mare Black Caviar who won a lot of good races, including one here at Royal Ascot. She was lucky to win it as the jockey ‘dropped his hands’ just before the line. Phew!


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