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Wednesday, 13 January 2021

Sun Shiny Day

 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.


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


The rest of the cafe




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.


12 comments:

  1. we'd better prepare for the weather change. Apart from the gloomy cafe scenes the rest 'looks' idyllic for mid-winter.

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    1. At the moment it is an idyllic winter. A few snow flakes and a roaring fire will make it even better

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  2. Sounds like a lovely day although the icy winds will change things for many. At least it will be nice to sit inside with the fire going.

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    1. I need a few days inside with my crocheting. Though I doubt I will do much. K will have food on his mind

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  3. At least you had that good weather before the snow comes.
    Flipping wet and miserable here today.

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    1. Sorry to hear you're a bit soggy. At least we get a mix of sunshine and rain.

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  4. Looks like a lovely day. Shame the fishermen are not going out, but if you can't sell the catch I guess there is no point.

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    1. Some of the smaller boats go out but you have to be an early bird to get any fish. At least the fish are having a bit of peace. Maybe they'll start reproducing

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  5. It all looks very beautiful, but probably best looked-at from inside a warm café.

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  6. Super photos. It's not raining here for a change.

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