Fortunately these last few days have been warm and bright. We have been out for doctors appointments and filling out of papers. Today I was in short sleeves with just a light jacket so I didn't have to roll up my sleeves for a vaccination. We both got a pneumococcal shot at the local chemist. 6 weeks ago we got an ordinary flu shot and it looks as though sometime in May we may get a covid shot. Covid vaccine is now being given to over 85 year old. There were a couple of over 85s in the pharmarcy when we arrived and they were rightly displeased to find out the island doesn't have any vaccine and probably won't for a while. If they want to get vaccinated they must go to one of the hsopitals in Athens or Piraeus.
Wednesday, 13 January 2021
Sun Shiny Day
When we finished our jobs today we got a coffee-to-go and a couple of sesame rolls and sat in the sunshine, inside the car and watched the goings on around the central market.
There are still plenty of people around, many continuing their old habits, in masks.
The usual patrons of our favourite cafe. Now they have their coffee in a plastic cup and sit on the stools stacked around the perimeter. If the owner is warned of a police patrol he shoos them all off to the benches across the road
There was a 'crowd' around the fishing caique so we stopped to see if they were selling any fish. But no-one had been out.
Further down the quay there are nets piled high and covered up. No restaurants are open to buy the catch. The big boats are not going out at all
These nets have been here for a while. Weeds are growing up amongst them
These balmy days are due to come to an end tomorrow. An icy front called Leandros is coming down from the Siberian steppes. By the weekend temperatures should be at freezing point and central Athens is forecast to have snow.