Now where was I?

Ah yes, lunch overlooking where we had swum. This is such a beautiful, relaxing setting.

And while eating lunch, I discovered a setting on my camera, the little Sony that I bought for our Canadian trip, that I never knew I had! And of course, I began to experiment!

We returned to swim and simply while away the afternoon. In the company of a very smiley companion. (He was called Pegasus, as his owner said, “horses for courses.” I presume bought while they were away at lunch!”) And then a relax by the pool and more experimentation.

Dinner was in a Taverna we frequented last time and the young waiter recognised us. Mary’s stunning looks, obviously! His brother who had been the main ‘lead’ last time, now ran a post office in Athens he reported. Much more sensible hours, we imagine. Mary had spaghetti and prawns and I had chicken, which came with chips and nothing else. So I was forced to order carrot cake for desert simply to get some vegetables! 😆😄 And then slowly we realised something…………..no cats. No cats anywhere. But there are always cats!

Of course, then it dawned on us that the whole car trip down from the main road, through the hamlet of Poros (The village never has floods………..I’ll get me coat.) on Sunday, we had indeed only seen one cat. We had to ask. He explained he had been forced to ban them from the restaurant, mainly on health grounds. Not good because they had been sleeping on the tables, food hygiene was important etc.etc. We nodded wisely, in agreement but then began to wonder how do you ban them? We both gulped. We will investigate this further but you do wonder, we both know most of them were feral, if his kitchen won’t be overrun by mice 🐁 or even worse 🐁🐁 in a couple of years time.

And as we gazed at the collection of hats, Mary assuming these had all been left behind by punters being engulfed by the magical properties of Ouzo; the sun slowly set over the mountains on our first full day in the land we have always, so loved.

Thanks for reading. M & M 🇬🇷🇬🇷😼🐁🐀🦐🍤🍤😼

 

 

 

Scorchio! Scorchio! But rubbish Wi-Fi.

And the weather is going to last all week, alledgedly. After no alarm going off; weird even the iPads are not correcting themselves to the right time zone, we hurried for breakfast and then had a stroll before our lovely holiday rep. who we have met many times before, gave us a little chat about what to see in Lefkada. We both commented on the colour of the blooms and also the numerous butterflies.

Lunch was a Greek salad and before that Mary delighted at last to be able to swim here! Last time we came she had that dreadful cofffee burn and was not allowed to get it wet. She nearly whooped very loudly in the water.

 

The iPad has not charged, the photos won’t download. Bored. Till tomorrow!

M & M 🇬🇷🇬🇷🤔🤔🤔

 

 

 

How lucky! It’s just as we remember!

Flight took off bang on time, after smoked salmon and scrambled egg in Gordon Ramsey’s! Then a flight that dodged the storms, thank you nice B.A. pilot, really smooth flight; but what a faff the check in was. Started the process; it then stopped at putting in the e ticket number, so we had to queue to see the nice lady. “Sorry, it’s not picking up charter flights, hence the long queue.” Boarding pass was issued and we then joined the next long queue to check ourselves in at the bag drop desk. 😱😱😱 Lots of terminals not working; always such a relaxed and tranquil start to your adventure.

The arrival in Greece was slightly ahead of time but three flights had the audacity to arrive almost simultaneously. So let’s put the Heathrow luggage on the Gatwick arrivals carousel and visa versa, just for fun! Took over an hour to get out, with people running from carousel to carousel, in the usual Greek chaotic, jocular fashion.

But look at that bed and now – the views. From our balcony and the bar area to the pool.

And the meal tonight was on the house! Starter, main course and dessert for free! Well, blow me down what a start and all we paid for was the wine €19.50 for a bottle. Welcome to Greece and the weather looks great for the week; getting to the 90’s by the end of the week! Really! Last time we had thunderstorms. The hire car is a tiny, sweet little Fiat but hey you wouldn’t drive the Lexus round some of these roads. And that’s it till tomorrow, a lift full of mirrors but no smoke.

Thanks for reading. Comments, as always, very welcome.

M & M 🇬🇷🇬🇷🍴🍽☕️🍾🍾