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
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)