Friday, 19 January 2018
Out Like Snails
Yesterday the gale force winds almost picked me up and tossed me across the channel when I went down to the harbour. They were gale force 8 on the beaufort scale. All shipping was tied up in port for at least 24 hours. Today the winds died down and the sun came out. We all appeared like snails on a rainy day. Time for coffee on the waterfront. I haven't been out for coffee yet this year, so I took my camera to record the event.
We all sat out in the sun at the T Cafe
First coffee and then a 'koupa' of wine for K and a no-cal coke for me with a meze of olives, cheese and tomato with a slice of salami. I'm staying away from alcohol as much as I can. A red wine now and again, for my health.
The little petrol tanker was out filling up the taxi boats
Our favourite and friendliest taxi boat. Captain Kyriakos at the helm of the 'Socrates'
A long line of taxi boats on Poros this morning. One leaves every 20 minutes for the 5 minute journey across the strait to mainland Galatas. Cost 1 euro
Looking across to the hills opposite and the smoke from the fire of an olive grower burning the small branches from the pruning done as olives are harvested. The larger branches are cut up and sold for firewood
Look at the sky and the sea. Both were a clear dark blue today. So different from yesterdays dark rain clouds
Next to the T Cafe is a cafeteria which calls itself a bistrot.
This is the second one on Poros which uses the word 'bistrot'.
I presumed this was a spelling mistake but when I googled the word I see 'bistro' and 'bistrot' are both mentioned.
However, this cafeteria is hardly a bistro and neither is the other.
bistro - a small restaurant selling moderate priced meals in a modest setting.
This so-called 'bistro' is a hip cafeteria with loud music, cocktails and beer in the evening, serving coffees and ouzo with a toasted sandwich or two during the day
But who here knows the difference. It sounds chic.