Monday, 28 March 2011

Warm today ...

Sunny skies, and a warm breeze, made a lovely springtime afternoon here in Skiathos ...

The return of sunshine and southerly air, has brought warmth and humidity back to the streets. There is a white light about the place, as sun is reflected off white painted buildings warming the streets, stirring plants into bud and bloom and cats searching for shade.

Then there was fresh paint being applied, to the sound of bees humming visiting flowering geraniums.

The windows were open and along with all matters of winged visitors, a startled black cat. I don't know who was more shocked him or me, but if you meet a black cat this summer, with white vinyl silk paws you will know who he is.

Then there were neighbours popping their heads in, literally to see what you are up too - I often wonder what would happen, if i did not see them, or if the brush slipped ...

I had been painting all morning and Junior being full of life, i was quite happy to down tools. We headed off for a stroll along the Paralia, stopping to speak to friends on the way. It was only at the coffee shop that i realised Junior had no shoes ...

After a brisk walk in the sun back to base to collect the missing footwear (Removed or discarded just inside the front door) and on my return a Frappe to die for sitting outside in the fresh air.

The school teachers made a fuss of Junior as they departed the coffee shop. I wonder if they will do so when in class in a few years time. However we headed off ourselves to the playground by the fishing harbour.

We had the place to ourselves and whilst Junior was enjoying the swings, Flying Cat 5 arrived on a turquoise sea, framed by the snow capped mountains over on Evia.

There are times when you can really kick yourself for not having a camera ready to hand ...

PS The first two days of the beach clean have gone well.
  • The stream to Lehouni was cleared yesterday by the walking club, this filled a van with bagged waste.
  • A tractor was used to clear away the rubbish from Mandraki this morning. The tractor driver being the licensee of the taverna who is also owner of the islands most famous racehorse.
Tuesday - Its Tsougria next for the beach clean team

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