We have actually been off the island twice this month, once by car to visit an english friend over the waters and once by taxi boat where we went out to eat beside the sea, again with my dear friend.
An aging expat left the island, returning to care in the homeland, and left behind many of her belongings, mostly clothes. She generously agreed for them to be sold, at bargain prices, all organised by my hard working friend J, and proceeds go to the stray dogs. There are fewer and fewer stray dogs thank goodness. By law they should now all be chipped and J works relentlessly to find them good homes either here in Greece or elsewhere in Europe. Any that are left are sterilised and looked after by J and a few other volunteers.
I was fortunate to 'inherit' some very nice tops and jackets. Most of them are linen and I have been washing and ironing now for days. Linen is cool in the summer but it does take a bit of ironing and creases easily. Smart though.
Here are some photos from the car trip
Google has got all the photos back to front so we begin the journey at the end.
Coming back to Poros
The ferry boat worker stands on the front door ready to leap to land and haul a rope to tie to the bollard
We were the first car on this 'roll-on-roll-off' (as opposed to the other back-on-drive-off) car ferry
And this is the way we travelled. With the door down, well slightly tilted up, and a front row seat of the sea voyage
Again, another photo from the front line
We had to wait inside the car in the boiling sun for 10 minutes before the ferry left. Once it made open water we had a slight breeze.
K's temperature rose with the heat as we waited and he ended up tooting his horn twice when we were half a minute over departure time. With me cringing in my seat and looking for a way out.
Here we are on J's terrace in the cool morning air. We brought coffee with us from La Frianderie, just across from the ferry quay. They have the best coffee in the whole county. Accompanied by a cheese pie and a sesame roll for me.
J is very good at keeping K busy with small jobs so he doesn't have time to be bored. Here he is fixing an old lamp while J and I natter away a mile a minute in English
The view from her balcony
Olive groves and the sea between Poros and the mainland
The little island at the entrance to Poros harbour
On it are the Venetian ruins of some sort of defense fortifications overseeing the passage
Underneath, so we've heard, are far more ancient remains
I think I could happily live with that view.ReplyDelete
Great view and a breeze in this heat but her drive is extremely steep. Descending is dangerous and how she carries everything up there is amazing.Delete
Husbands! I would have been cringing as well :)ReplyDelete
The guys on the ferry know him and thankfully ignore his bad temper but I wish he wouldn't do it. Thirty other cars were in the same position. Patience!Delete
Always the pictures from your daily life seem to be taken from everyone's dreams of a holiday on a Greek island. You are definitely lucky.ReplyDelete
Mostly lucky. This heat is getting on our nerves. I know you probably have it worse but it seems endless just nowDelete
Sounds like a good trip. I love natural fibres.ReplyDelete
I love clothes that don't need ironing 😃😃Delete
I thought linen was supposed to look crumpled. I've never ironed my linen suit!ReplyDelete
Can't stand crumpled clothes but looks as though I'd better get used to itDelete
Who does your ironing anyway? You
That is the downside of linen. I hate ironing. And especially in the heat. It doesn’t look lovely when it is freshly ironedReplyDelete
The views from the ferry are lovely
So do I hate ironing. So I'm not sure how often I will be wearing these.Delete
I love linen...I don't have much but it's so nice during the summer. I'm not super excited about ironing it....who loves ironing??? Thanks for all the lovely photos! I am hoping next year I will take a group tour to Greece. It's so beautiful. But I think I won't go in July & August!ReplyDelete
If you're on a tour coming to Greece then you'll probably do the ond day trip which comes to Poros. Defintely not in July or August. April and May are the best. Keep in touch.Delete
Wonderful to spend time with your friend. Linen is great to wear, creases and all.ReplyDelete
I dont see my english friend often so this was a real pleasure.Delete
It takes a special kind of person to look after animals like that. The task is like that guy pushing the rock up the mountain only to have it roll down again. It must be incredibly heartbreaking at times to deal with animals that have been 'humanized' - been pets - and been simply dropped somewhere and left to cope but without the survival skills of their feral cousins. Like i say a special kind of person to remain devoted and not to be worn down by it.ReplyDelete