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An "oldie" for today. Photo taken on the small harbour, of the islet of Aghios Achilios, one of the 2 inhabited islands-in-a-lake of Greece (the other one is "Nisaki" in the heart of lake Pamvotis-Ioannina). You can see two "plavas", traditional, flat bottomed, boats of the lake and a small pier. When fog falls, the mountains in the distance dissapear, and the place becomes very atmospheric, poetic, mysterious, even trancendental.

The lyrics of "Don't pay the Ferryman" by Chris de Burgh:

"It was late at night on the open road, speeding like a man on the run
A lifetime spent preparing for the journey.
He is closer now and the search is on, reading from a map in the mind:
Yes theres that ragged hill and theres a boat on the river.

And when the rain came down, he heard a wild dog howl
There were voices in the night
(dont do it!)
Voices out of sight
(dontt do it!)
Too many men have failed before, whatever you do;

Dont pay the ferryman!
Dont even fix a price!
Dont pay the ferryman
Until he gets you to the other side.

In the rolling mist, then he gets on board, now therell be no turning back
Beware that hooded old man at the rudder.
And then the lightning flashed and the thunder roared,
And people calling out his name,
And dancing bones that jabbered-and-a-moaned on the water.

And then the ferryman said there is trouble ahead,
So you must pay me now.
(dont do it!)
You must pay me now.
(dont do it!)
And still that voice came from beyond, whatever you do;

Dont pay the ferryman!
Dont even fix a price!
Dont pay the ferryman
Until he gets you to the other side."


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