I never miss a photo opportunity. We were clambouring up narrow steps at 7.30am to give blood for our annual tests. The results were excellent. Everything well into the normal range. No blood sugar overload, no cholesterol problems. Here everyone is a medical expert. We don't wait for the doctor to give us a call and tell us to come down to 'discuss' the findings. We give blood at a 'mikroviologiko' (microbiologist) clinic and next day go in and receive an envelope with the results. Maria, our friendly blood-taker gives us a brief summary and then we go off and study the numbers ourselves and sometime we will probably take the papers to our doctor so he can see and 'tut-tut' or praise.
Coffee is the next necessity of the day. Soon the whole of Poros
knows where we've been and there are long discussions on health and welfare which continue onto grumbles about the economy, pension cuts and the size of the fish caught recently.
This shows the width of the strait between Poros and mainland Greece. Photo taken from the balcony of the blood clinic