Sunday, 30 December 2012

The monsoon season ...

... continues unabated here as the year draws to an end.

The rain continued overnight, and there must be a few problems with flooding here on the island. My wellies are impressing the local ladies - well most are around 80 years young ...

I have cleared the blocked storm drain three times in one day, under the eagle eye of the local ladies. Boots hat gloves and broom. But its the old Green Dunlop wellies that they like ...

Earlier this morning, I donned the wellies again, after an invite to cross town, from my friend Stamatis. Come for coffee, he said. What we had was ...

A great display by one of the best -Yorgos, who on arrival, had noticed that the Bazouki was resting on the sofa.


His eyes lit up and within seconds was treating us to a rendition of Greek songs from the sixties - Then he picked up a guitar, and knocked out a few Beatles numbers for the Englishman.


There was Music, dancing, laughter and after midday a glass of wine. Just a normal very wet Sunday morning, spent with friends ...

Back home, to cook lunch - All my own work ...


A check on the weather ...

(Non)-Accuweather: Skiathos = Showers
Actual weather: Hammering down and it was 2 inches deep roaring down the street.

John from 'Skopelosnews' kindly sent me a much more accurate version ...


However that has probably not helped the frequent fliers, from the islands who are tonight grounded at the airport. The Island flight is still in Athens, grounded by the poor weather here.

We have had around three inches of rain in 18 hours. So with low cloudbase, and the very wet runway - there seems little chance of the Dash coming here tonight. Lets hope those with flights tomorrow, foresaw the issue and made it down to the ferry port, by 17:45 ...

However looking at an earlier photo taken at Xanemos ...



Update - 18:30hrs The Island hopper has been cancelled due to bad weather at Skiathos ...

2 comments:

  1. Wishing you a drier New Year! As well as a safe and prosperous one! We hope for a brighter future for you all...who knows what may come but we hope to get a chance to visit you on your beautiful island....

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  2. Thanks Kris. Another uncertain year ahead, but first we have two cold wet months to get through before the light of spring appears. But as they say here, It will soon be summer. If you have not been here, then its a beautiful part of the world, and well worth exploring ...

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