Friday, 8 August 2014

Full moon Friday ...

Very impressive it is tonight too ...

Still its been another strange weather day. Sun, rain, winds, clouds of all types and formations. Followed by heat and humidity. Its been quite a mixed bag all round.

Its the peak of the season as we head up to the Greek August bank holiday on August 15th. Many mainland tourists arriving today and tomorrow, the race track, sorry main island road, is very busy indeed. The taxi drivers duelling with all road users, their Mercedes must be fitted with radar, and a road version of TCAS ...

This last week the sparrows must have, flown the nest. My feeding time has stopped, they no longer visit me begging for scraps.Instead the wasps are invading their space, looking for crumbs and scenting anything sweet.

I have been looking at Grapes ripening on vines, even tasting some which are ready to eat. Fresh figs are being picked. The rain and storms have come in time to aid the olives which are swelling on the trees.

This evening I watched the Thomson to London Gatwick, taxi, turn and roar off up the runway before departing into almost still airs and a blue evening sky. Not many more English fridays to go now, we are in single figures ...

Things must be going well in the harbour, so many yachts anchoring out in Megali Amos bay each day. A nice Gin Palace, at anchor down in Sklitheri bay.

Talking of Gin ...

A very good friend visited yesterday, and very kindly gave me a bottle, of my/our favourite Gin. I was quite taken by surprise, and then spent a lot of time thinking what to do next ...


I still have a few lemons left, Its not a bad idea is it ...

Tonight another good friend, gave me a bottle of his Olive oil, OK its nearly two years old but it still made me cough. A sign of the phenols contained within the oil, they are responsible for that prickly feeling at the back of your throat. That makes you cough a few seconds after you swallow it. 

Very tasty indeed, if perhaps a little cloudy, but delicious with some balsamico, and some dry bread.

Goodnight, from August 'full moon friday' on the rock ...



2 comments:

  1. And you have the Perseids meteor shower.

    The Perseid meteor shower 2014 is set to peak between 11 and 13 of August, producing up to 100 meteors per hour.
    It is the best meteor shower of the year for those living in the Northern Hemisphere and builds gradually throughout July.
    Although this year it is set to contend with a huge supermoon, meteors should be visible throughout the night, with the best time to watch being the few hours before dawn. Trying to view the shower early in the morning too, as some bright Perseids "will probably be able to overcome the moon-drenched skies".
    The Perseid meteor shower radiates from the constellation Perseus, but the meteors will be visible in all parts of the sky. They originate from the comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle and are travelling at around 59km per second. Normally they leave persistent trains.

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  2. Good if you can view them from Asselinos ...

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