The bride is a neighbour and friend of ours. Elli and Danae went to help her put on her wedding clothes and then dressed in all her finery she sailed from Poros to Methana on a small boat, streamers flying, greek wedding music at full blast. Our girls went by car and awaited her at the harbour with all the guests from Poros to escort her from the jetty to the small church on the harbour, another one of those small churches where most of the congregation mingle outside.
Elli dressed up in her best (with high heels on those cobble stones) outside the church on the waterfront.
Trekking up the side of the volcano
Grandchildren at the mouth of the volcano after the recent trek up the mountain. If you're agile you can clamber down over the rocks into the cave which is the crater of the volcano. There is no boiling mud or liquid lava, maybe a few bats and silence. The last eruption took place in 230BC.
Guardian of the volcano.
This morning we had a 40 day memorial to attend. 40 days being the most important of the memorials. There is a simple service after nine days and then on the 40 days the service will be held at the one of the central churches usually after the Sunday service, as it was today. This is when the soul of the deceased ascends to heaven and after this the will can be opened as well. In this case I think it was most likely to be debt they inherited.