Currently it seems someone turns the wind machine on around 2am, and it increases in strength during the early hours. Before calming down again by lunchtime. Its a pattern i seem to remember from last year too.
Southerly winds bring warm airs, and big seas into the old harbour. Sending the fishing boats scurrying for cover behind the sea wall, in the ferry harbour. If not they are smashed against the harbour wall and will sink beneath the waves.
Today as the wind is blowing down the side of the house, its a south westerly. It must be draughty in Tries Hieraches square, as the priest is really being insistent, with the Sunday morning 'Come to church' bells.
However the sky is a vivid clear blue, there is great temptation to head down to Vromolimnos, and an afternoon sheltered from the wind on a sandy beach ...
But first there are always jobs that have to be done, however the house is freshly painted and clean. The flower posts on the balcony will need to be tidied.
Yesterday i noticed the bougainvillea which is stripped of its leaves in winter, has burst open little buds, and tiny leaves are emerging into the spring sunshine.
The geraniums and pelargoniums are in flower, but only on the shady side of the balcony. The sunny side is sadly missing their vivid colours ...
My thoughts turn to starting painting the outside of the house, the old balcony and the flower pots. Then the shutters will need to be oiled, to feed them and protect them, from the power of the summer sun.
Living in Greece is fun, but its hard work at times, the attraction is the sunshine, good food and quality of life. Now that raises an issue for later today - Do we have lunch in the sun, or go to the beach ?
I will ponder that thought, whilst listening to 'Kalee Mera' greetings in the street, and the shrieks of Swallows calling over the house ...