Thursday, 22 July 2021
We've had a few heatwaves this summer. Temps are back to normal now, around 32o on the island and breezes are from the north, summer winds called Meltemi or Maïstros.
This photo was taken during the last heatwave when my daughter and grandkids had to go to the city for a french exam and hospital tests for their further education . The cities of Argos and Nafplio always bake in the summer even though they are beside the sea.
43oC is about the norm for them in a heatwave.
The maiden aunts across the water are famous for their homemade, down-on-the-farm cooking but also for their roses. This one was in full bloom a few weeks ago. They are getting on in years and are teaching their grandnephew, one of many, to prune the roses. He came and pruned mine this year.
One son-in-law is a taxi boat captain, the other a whizz with yachts.
He's one of very few who will climb up the mast to do repairs.
It's a long way down. He managed to hang on, do the repairs and take a few photos from up there.