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Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Poros-scape


Looking up from the harbour.  Old style houses with only a small front balcony, most accessed by steep and very irregular steps.  These should all have tiled roofs and on some islands must also be painted only blue and white.  Not on this island. We had a bright yellow house next to us in the old town and a couple of bright pink houses.  


Two harbour cats wait hopefully beside the fishing boats




Along the harbour and the seaside many of the trees are eucalyptos.  They grow to a great height and every few years are cut back almost to a stump.  The Municipality this year is giving the wood from the tree trimming to families that cannot afford to buy  logs for their wood burning fireplaces.  Nearly all of the old houses had fireplaces, as did my in-laws house when we first arrived.  Not so long ago the fireplaces were not only used for heating but this was where most of the cooking was done as well.


The fishermen's club house.  The older men gather here every day especially on cold winter days when they are shooed out of the house by their wives.  They sit here and talk tall fish tales.  They bring their wine and a meze and while-away the morning until it is time to reurn home to eat their midday meal.

Their boats are tied up to the flimsy wooden jetty nearby.  



The lottery seller.  He has the lottery tickets arrayed on a long piece of wood with notches for each ticket.  



At the Lotto shop there is a steady stream of customers.  The 'Joker' has been in 'jackpot' mode for the last two weeks.  The pot is now 16 million euros.  We went and played yesterday but it was another 'Jackpot' last night so I suppose we will have to replay our numbers.  At 1.50euro for 5 lines of our lucky numbers it is not going to break our bank, and who knows...........



15 comments:

  1. I hope you win the Lotto LA. Would you spend it all? I would worry about it when I was down to my last million. The harbour cats could have a treat too. Great photos.

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    1. Cross fingers...There is a society here which looks after the strays. They would get a huge donation

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  2. Edinburgh Zoo pays over £30000 a year for eucalyptus leaves for its koalas.........
    Wee bit of extra pruning at 4am, sorted😀🐼

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  3. Ye gods and little fishes. I hope they're a buying the leaves from Greece.
    We should import some koalas...now that would bring in some extra tourist money

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    1. Good thinking!.. Got any Aussie pals?. You,ve got the free food.✈️🐨🐨🐨

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  4. I remember the story of a Brit who painted his house (on Corfu) some strange colour. The Mayor told him he had till sun-up to repaint it white. He did.

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    1. You get huge fines if you don't follow the rules. Here houses must have tiled roofs (in the old town) before they can get electricity .....unless you know someone who knows someone

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  5. All my windows are blue,i was inspired by greek houses after i visited so many times the islands.

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    1. Blue or green are popular here and they look really smart.

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  6. Got to be in it. To win it.
    We have a wood fire and we can cook on it. So we get mor bang for our buck in regards to th wood. We are very lucky as we have a friend who owns a huge farm and we can get all the wood we want for free.

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    1. You're lucky to get free wood. Gives you a terrific saving. Our delivery man is a friend and neighbour so we get a better price but still pay a lot. Cheaper than heating oil though

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  7. Our little ginger cat does not like fish at all, I think she must have had a pampered life before she came to us. The black and white semi-feral eats anything but preferably not cat food!
    If only there was a little club-house near here... ;0

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    1. Cats are really finicky....and usually get spoiled! Here even the dogs eat fish

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  8. Those cats look glossy and well fed.

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    1. The fishermen feed the cats and so do the tavernas opposite and the strays society looks after their health. They have a good life

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