Sunday, June 20, 2010

The mega yacht "Al Mirqab" visiting Pythagorio

One of the largest private motor yachts in the world, the 133 meter long mega yacht "Al Mirqab" - owned by the emir of Qatar - came to Pythagorio for a short visit in the evening on Monday, June 14th, 2010.

I had heard about this event a day in advance. But when the yacht finally approached Pythagorio early in the evening (coming along all the south coast of Samos from Votsalakia), I just came out of the bathroom after having taken a shower. So, with the towel wrapped around me, I stood on the balcony and filmed the yacht "Al Mirqab" slowly gliding towards Pythagorio.
Then I decided to drive on top of the hill above Pythagorio to take some footage from there.

Most of the photos included in the video by kind permission of Sofoklis Arelis who went down to the harbour to take shots from a closer distance.
Music (song: "come holy fire") by Lothar Kosse, a german guitarist and singer.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Samos Summer Holiday 2010

We were having a good time in a fish tavern in Ireon. After eating delicious sea food we decided spontaneously to record a video of a song we changed the title a bit from "Summer Holiday" to "Samos Holiday"! ;-)
Besides the footage from Ireon, I included some scenes from other places on the island.

Samos summer holiday from Peter Molz on Vimeo.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Waterfall near the village of Ambelos

After hearing about it for many years already, this year I finally found my way to the waterfalls near the village of Ambelos high above the north coast of Samos. It is quite an adventureous small footpath leading up and down to the waterfall. The path starts from the last sharp bend of the road before it reaches the platia of the village. There, a sign is indicating the start of the path.
Some parts of the footpath are secured with ropes, making it easier to get along on the rocky ground. And the closer you get to the waterfall, the steeper, cooler and shadier it becomes!

Here are three videoclips showing the waterfall and part of the footpath.

Videoclip 2
Videoclip 3

There was not too much water coming down there on May 30th, 2010.
If you want to see how the waterfall looked like way back in February, watch the nice and entertaining videostory of Nick Tsoulontino on YouTube about Ambelos and this waterfall.