Monday, 24 September 2012

Big toe test ...

Is how I judge the decision whether to take a swim or not ...

This September the water fails the test, after the recent bad weather - well certainly at Troulos any way. I made a spontaneous decision on the bus to go there.

In fact it was not a bad decision at all. I made my 'annual' bus trip on another lovely sunny morning here on the rock. The conductor asked where and I just said 'Troulos 20' ...

I have not been on the beach for - well far too many years. Now the season is near the end, plenty of room to spread your towel and watch junior enjoying the rather bracing water.

It was noticeable that no-one was in the water when we arrived. However juniors antics, gradually encouraged the grey brigade to gingerly enter the water.

However there was one rather well insulated gentleman, who went in for some extreme fishing - Whoever he was, he certainly deserved to catch a fish ...



Still we bumped into friends on the beach, caught up with island news. Discused winter plans, and the ever constant threat by Hellenic seaways to further reduce our island connections to the mainland.

Lunch at a beachside taverna , Gavros (small fishes), Calamari, Tzatziki, and a nice glass of house wine ...

Then my second and last ride on the bus for 2012, laughing with Yorgos the conductor, who has been a friend for many years ...


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