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.