Thursday, 21 May 2009

The Curse of the Mist

The Bosphoros as seen from the Genoese Castle
This picture was taken on April 1st 2009. As you can (or rather can't) see, this is not quite the view we were hoping for! The boat had stopped at Andolu Kavigi, and before lunch we thought it would be good to get the lie of the land from the 14th century castle at the top of the hill. Cue the mist. The irritating thing was that just before we stopped there had been no sign of mist. We had been watching porpoises playing around the boat.
The mist is an old foe. Exactly the same thing happened a couple of years ago when we were researching Cathar Castles in the south of France. At Peyrepertuse we slogged up to the top (a dizzying climb) and the mist came down. So here is a another picture starring The Mist. I don't like heights, so in retrospect the mist may have been a good thing. I probably wouldn't have made it to the top if I had actually been able to see the drop!!

2 comments:

Alison said...

Still very exciting though!

Carol Townend said...

Oh, yes. It was lovely, there is nothing like actually being on the spot, and whilst it is irritating to have gone all that way and not SEE the views, there are always things closer to hand which get more attention as a result!