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Wednesday, 9 June 2021

A Hint of Summer

 


Summer colours.  A Poros jacaranda, bougainvillia bursting with colour and a couple of rather large cactii


Taverna by the sea preparing for, hopefully, a few weekend diners


The yachts are back in town.  The jetty isn't overcrowded yet but there are plenty tied up and moored in the bay.  Some of them are the big luxury yachts too.  Lots of money there.   Someone will be rubbing their hands


One of the bigger hotels, the 'Poros Image' has opened.  There were half a dozen cars in the parking bay.  It's a start.  


Organised beaches have been up and running for a few weeks now.

There is a 3 day holiday coming up on 21 June, Whitsun Monday to you. Holy Spirit Monday here in Greece.  I hope the weather is better than it is today.  We are finally enjoying a few hours of steady rain.  Not a downpour but nice gentle rain which my pumpkins and tomatoes are loving.

There are a few tourists and strangers around.  Anyone wanting to visit the island, and any island just now, is supposed to have proof either that they're fully vaccinated or have had a recent negative test result.  If we want to leave or return to Poros we must have papers proving we are permanent residents.

While it feels a little strange to be restricted like this the virus is raging in the area opposite .  Schools closed early for the summer and shops were closed for a while to be disinfected.  Better safe than sorry.



22 comments:

  1. That looks idyllic. Stay safe.

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    1. We are trying to stay safe, away from others.

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  2. It all looks beautiful; but oh that bloody virus. I do hope that tourists don't bring it with them when they visit you. Beautiful weather here, and we're swimming twice a day. We're also surprisingly tourist free.

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    1. We notice tourists and visitors think themselves invincible and don't wear masks or keep their distance. Thank goodness we've had the vaccine

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  3. What a wonderful place to live. Here from Tuesday the masks are canceled. As if the virus no longer exists here. Time will tell.

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    1. They're talking about cancelling masks for the outdoors next month. Vaccinations are happening fast even for the young. Hope that is enough

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  4. It looks so beautiful. I would love to visit but we are going nowhere for quite some time 😒

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    1. Looks like we won't be leaving here for s while. At least it's not crowded yet

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  5. That looks wonderful - oh to be drinking something cold and eating something delicious in a taverna by the sea. Our students were out of schools and learning online from April onwards. Let's hope we are seeing the end this soon. -Jenn

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    1. Amen. At least give be us a carefree summer. Schools closed today. Doesn't seem like they had a difficult year. Most lessons were done at home, in pyjamas. Less than a month back in the classroom and they're done.

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  6. Is your island normally packed with visitors in the summer. It looks lovely.

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    1. It's usually very busy especially at weekends. Probably be back to normal in july

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  7. Poros is the place to be! Smashing photos Linda.

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    1. It's great for summer except August gets rather overcrowded...normally

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  8. I hope you have a good summer and stay safe, people should be forced to wear masks and not endanger the local population.

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    1. The local population just grits their teeth and hopes for the best 😁. We do need the visitors

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  9. I really don't understand why people are still travelling worldwide given the virus is raging. Anyway nice to see some colour, Bougainvillia always guarantees to brighten everything up.

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  10. Such a beautiful place! I hope everyone can stay safe. We aren't fully open, but I see it coming soon.

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    1. We are opening up more and more. I can see July and August being busy

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  11. Still waiting for my vaccine here, which worries me a bit now the country is opening up to more and more tourists.
    Stay safe and enjoy your summer :) xx

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    1. Hope you get the vaccine soon. Certainly helps you to feel safer

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