Saturday, Kalo Himonas.

The above means ‘Good winter’ which we have said to everyone today. The hotel shuts its doors on Tuesday, so no way we could have sneaked an extra week of tranquility.

The lovely barman down by the Ionian Sea bought us two free Ouzos as a parting gesture of hospitality. His name is Theodore.

Theodore, off to Athens next week! He has worked everyday we have been here, my Mr. Cameron would be very proud.
Theodore, off to Athens next week! He has worked everyday we have been here, my Mr. Cameron would be very proud.

And lunch today was a club sandwich, well received with the Ouzo.

Yummy!
Yummy!
After breakfast with a view!
After breakfast with a view!

Moving on from my ‘cloudy bright’ thoughts, sitting by the Ionian Sea, I realise it is the first time, that I have been aware of, that I have been dazzled by the sun reflecting off someone’s kindle. Such is the march if technology, and of course you can never run out of books again………….you simply download another one in the blink of an eye. Somehow it has seemed like a long fortnight but when those wheels of the plane touch down at Heathrow tomorrow, I know it will seem like two days.

No ‘towel on lounger’ freaks today, so we got our favourite corner for our last day. Whoopee!

Steps into the beautiful water.
Steps into the beautiful water.
A handy shower in the rocks.
A handy shower in the rocks.
We had the whole place to ourselves for most of the morning.
We had the whole place to ourselves.

Mary did some early morning flower photography.

A bottle brush bush.
A bottle brush bush.
Oleander bush.
Oleander bush.

So that about wraps it up. Lazy morning tomorrow before heading off for the airport. The Greeks are still a nation of warm welcoming and friendly people. There was no problem with credit cards and no shortage of petrol. They need your money in order to survive. What we read in the papers and heard on the news before we got here, in no way reflected what we found on this beautiful island. Ignore Nidri and this rates as a most spectacular place. Take the opportunity to take the ferry to Meganisi while you are here you won’t regret it.

The sea really is that colour.
The sea really is that colour.

Monday will see us retrieve Dillon from the cattery. And, oh yes, a dental appointment on Tuesday. Malcolm had some root canal work before we came away and the tooth then needed a crown. The last visit before we came away failed to get the crown properly fitted, so Malcolm travelled with a temporary one in place. The dentist very kindly gave Malcolm a little kit to take on holiday, so that if it fell out he could be his own dentist and pop it back in!

D.I.Y. Dentistry, every tourist should have one!
D.I.Y. Dentistry, every tourist should have one!

Our last meal will be in the hotel and we are hoping to break it gently to Tassos that he is coming home with us. And the chef, and the guy from the bar Theodore and the lovely maid. We have decided we do need staff. Dream on Treeny, dream on!

Thank you so much for following, we both hope you enjoyed the trip. Take care Malcolm and Mary.

The iPad even files these under 'selfies'. Technology, eh?
The iPad even files these under ‘selfies’. Technology, eh?

Friday! Fat lady stand by please! Standby orchestra.

Last night was not comfortable. Somewhere someone chatted away, quite loudly, a man and a woman until around 2a.m. So either the walls have become incredibly thin, or a door was open onto a balcony and the noise filtered in through the window. Either way it was a pain and I did complain to the lovely lady at reception, who was mortified, and said, “The whole point of the hotel is peace and quiet.” She has made a note and asked us to report back in the morning if it happens again. The silly thing about that sort of situation is that you are constantly thinking, ‘oh this will stop in a minute, surely.’ And, of course, it doesn’t.

To happier matters. Nothing happened today, we lounged by the sea and for those old enough to remember, the setting on the camera would have been ‘cloudy, bright.’

Cape Doukato, the lighthouse.
Cape Doukato, the lighthouse.
The beach at Egremni. 300 steps! They need a nice funicular.
The beach at Egremni.
300 steps! They need a nice funicular.

We ate tonight for the last time in our favourite Taverna, and we now know the noisy folk are in room 104, next door. It is ten past ten and they are out on their balcony. She is laughing like a Hyena, which is lovely until you want to go to sleep.

Beautiful flowers.
Beautiful flowers.
Beautiful views.
Beautiful views. Porto Katsiki.

And that was today. We got our letter telling us when to turn up at the airport. It has been wonderful, the forecast for tomorrow is looking really good for our last day.

Thank you so much for reading. Take care M & M.

Thursday, it’s all going so quickly now! Help!

Day dawned beautifully. Last night our favourite Taverna and Sea Bass!

The inside of the Taverna looking out. Our favourite table on the right.
The inside of the Taverna looking out. Our favourite table on the right.
Sea Bass. Did someone say Sea Bass?
Sea Bass. Did someone say Sea Bass?

Cat on the left is blind in one eye, cat in the middle has no tail and white whiskas on the right and black on the left! The one on the right has a very curly tail.

We went to Nidri and shopped a little, the place really should be avoided, it’s a bit like a Greek Blackpool.

Nidri. Yuck!
Nidri. Yuck!
A Greek Taverna in Greece? Who would have thought it? Nidri.
A Greek Taverna in Greece? Who would have thought it? Nidri.

And you must be SO careful where you park your caravan.

How long are you going to be up there?
How long are you going to be up there?

We then headed off for Desimi beach again. Ate, swam, and lazed.

Disimi beach.
Desimi Beach.

Another grand day at the office.

Thank you for reading. Take care M & M