Fascinated watching a Goldfish doing circuits in a bowl, we then wandered the Paralia, passing time with friends. Who were enjoying lunch in the glorious spring sunshine.
Uncle Michael was back in his usual position, casting into the harbour, in search of the elusive Tsipora. I thought he had caught one, as there was a commotion, and eyes looking down into the water.
However the landing net was in use to retrieve a packet of hooks, that he had dropped and were bobbing away by the harbour wall. Eventually after our late morning excursion, we made it back to the house.
The beach trip was postponed earlier, so it was a trip out for lunch on the cards. I have told everyone who would listen, that I am only going to Kabourelia, once a month this year.
Thankfully we are in a new month (Its August - check your calendar - It is!) So we luckily found a free table in the sun, and enjoyed a nice glass of white wine, Tzatziki, some lovely Calamaris in a light batter, and a spicy cheese dip in a very busy taverna.
Looking out to sea, shielding the eyes from the bright spring sunlight - The Express Skiathos appeared on the horizon. Resplendent in a fresh coat of paint, and by the sound of things a new tannoy system, She was soon swiftly arriving in the harbour. Its nice to see the old girl back after four months in dry dock for repairs ...
Standing by the Express Skiathos watching the lorries being loaded, you could smell the fresh paint, along with the diesel exhausts.
Back on the Paralia, some friends who had been enjoying a lazy meze lunch, laughed when i wished them Bon Apetit, as it was transforming itself into an evening meal. I admire their stamina, and efforts towards recycling little glass bottles ...
We are now only three weeks away from the start of the tourist season, but it feels like summer is here.
The islands time of rest, and lazy lunches is nearly over, the waiters are smiling - Its Kalokeri once again ...