Friday….It rained! 😱

We realise, as we drive round, that every time we do glimpse a cat now scurrying into the olive groves or into a villa that we both cheer! Many years ago on Paxos, we took a small photo album out on our second visit, to show our new found friends in Yani’s bar what our life was like back in the UK. The album contained quite a few pictures of our lovely first cat “Dickens.” Theo, father of Yani, and fisherman of the sea looked through the pictures and at the end said, “You love your cat too much, I think.” Which says it all about us and those wonderful four legged chums we have had over the years.

To the hotel beach after breakfast and impossibly after our first swim, it began to rain! We had planned to go to a beach for lunch, near a villa we had rented in the past so we moved a little quicker than anticipated. You could hardly call it a shower it passed so quickly but I did learn where my windscreen wipers were! The villa is below and some gorgeous creature on the beach.

The Taverna on the beach has changed little; obviously a few improvements here and there but basically the same. It’s the one where I once thought I had ordered a ham omelette and two eggs and two slices of bacon came! We sat down to eat, the sun now shinning brightly and then the family from hell arrived. “Hello mate, alright? Yes, there’s goin’ to be nine of us.” Our hearts sank. Now don’t get me wrong I have nothing against people from Essex; for Christ’s sake I was born there myself! But I do cringe at people who think they can be understood better by shouting at innocent Greeks. And I do cringe at people who can’t even be arsed to learn the word for please or thank you. And I do cringe………….I’ll stop there.

Mary bravely trying to snorkel but the wind had got up and you did feel like a cork being buffeted from side to side. A group of folk were playing cards on a boat in the bay and it was swaying backwards and forwards so much, they didn’t need to change places to get an even tan! 😄😆 So we packed up and headed back to the hotel for a swim in the pool and at six o’clock it was still very hot. The exact temperature for today is not ‘officially ‘ known yet but I will report tomorrow, our last day…😥😳

I haven’t taken as many photos in the olive groves as I should nor as many wayside shrines as I was hoping to. Just have to come back, I guess? 😎😎 Can’t think of any other way round that problem, can you? 🤔🤔🤔

No, me neither! Tomorrow, who knows? Dinner tonight in the village and early to bed. Be lucky, hope you enjoy the read. Last one tomorrow. (That was a very loud cheer!) The island we went to on the ferry yesterday was ‘Meganissi!’ And the chef here agrees with us, that there is something about Nidri, ⛱  that we all dislike intensely but he couldn’t even find a Greek word for it. 🤣😄😄🤣

Take care M & M 🇬🇷🇬🇷😥⚓️🍷🍷🍽







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Malcolm and Mary

Malcolm worked for LWT. Mary worked for TRL. They live near Camberley in Surrey and did achieve their life long ambition to visit New Zealand. They have two daughters Laura and Hannah and two grandchildren Zach & Safi. Having done the big trip they then went to Canada, which was amazing. Scroll down it’s all here. They have visited Venice that they both so fell in love with in 2009 again. And recently returned to Lefkada for one week in glorious sunshine. Where next? Well, Canada is calling again in 2019; this time including Alaska. So stay tuned if you enjoy the ups and downs of travelling.

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