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Friday, 27 April 2018

Poros - the last of the winter scenes and a very happy occasion to celebrate

The last of the photos taken of the island in winter mode

January/February 2018



Coming in on the hydrofoil.  Turning around the lighthouse point to catch the first glimpse of picturesque Poros in the distance


Poros under a cloudy sky.   The view from across the straits on Galatas




A musical afternoon in the main square on a warm winter's day


A seaside taverna closed up, waiting for the sun to shine again, the tourists to arrive


High Street Poros on a cold wet winter afternoon.  The tree on the left has bitter oranges and on the right in the blue tub is a leafless bougainvillia 


Looking down to the blue Aegean


Therese on the right who took all these photos and always promotes Poros wherever she is.  Life time local-alien Catherine on the left

April 27 2018

Temperature is about 27oC today.  Hot, too hot for the end of April.  Is this a sign of a hotter,sweatier summer. I hope not.

I was amazed last night on a ride through town to see people wandering the streets, tavernas half full, cafeterias humming, shops open late.  The tourist season has started.  The last 10 or more years it was mid June before we noticed  the island filling up.

Grandkids started swimming a month ago.  Water is freezing.  Kids never notice the temperature of the water.  They dive straight in, come out yelping and screaming and dive back in again.

I'll take my first dip in July!

Today is our 39th wedding anniversary.  20 around the outside table.  Music and happy noises and an excited yapping dog. Grilled meat with lashings of tzatziki and greek salad. Icecream to finish off with festive chocolate sprinkles and caramel sauce.  

Na zisoume!  (Long life)






24 comments:

  1. Happy Anniversary!
    Sounds like a lovely way to celebrate. Too hot? - we are too cold for the end of April - swap? Lovely photographs, especially that penultimate one!

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    1. Wish we had this heat all summer long. I can't stand much higher temps I will gladly swap!

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  2. Looks wonderful. Happy 39th Anniversary.

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    1. Thank you so much. It was a great family evening.

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  3. Congratulations on your anniversary.

    When a small cottage comes up for sale in High Street Poros; you will let me know, won't you!

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    1. High street will be a bit steep. How about half way up the mountain. Steep terrain but worth it for the view

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  4. Happy Anniversary!! Beautiful weather!

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    1. Thank you so much. Weather s perfect. Still cool enough at night to sleep soundly

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  5. Happy anniversary and may you have many more celebrations.

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    1. Thank you, Dave. Many more celebrations coming up. The season is just beginning!

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  6. Congratulations. Well done. What an achievement.
    We will celebrate thirty years this anniversary
    Doesn’t really feel that long but there you go
    27 sounds nice but yes. Too hot too soon
    Meanwhile here downunder we have lit the fire for the first time.
    Getting colder and colder overnights and early mornings

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  7. Oh Linda, Happy Anniversary and Congratulations!! Forty coming up...!!
    Greetings Maria xx

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    1. Thanks Maria. Next year 28 April is Orthodox Easter Sunday. Maybe I'll just make a ruby coloured cake. Don't want to think about all the work involved!

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  8. Looks beautiful! so much going on.

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    1. Spring is a busy time, everywhere I guess. Then May comes with lots of family name days. Then hot hot summer.

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  9. Happy Anniversary!! Does Kronia Polla work for anniversaries - anyway do enjoy it. Sheila

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    1. Clever you! Kronia polla covers just about everything festive including an anniversary.
      Thanks

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  10. As Angela mentioned it's pretty chilly down here. Cold and foggy this morning but hopefully turning into a sunny afternoon.
    Ice cream is the best way to finish any celebration don't you think - well I do :)

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    1. I must have put the evil eye n our weather. It's cold-er and a bit wet today. Envious of your weather!!

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