Monday, 18 August 2014

Meltemi (take2) ...

The winds are still blowing ...

All night a cool breeze after the rain. Yes rain in August, bucketing down, it was lovely. This morning everything is fresh and clean again. However the skies,are dark and threatening once again.

11am: The card school are back, and they greet me like an old friend. They start after breakfast, and play until they have a late lunch. They sit in the same seats, today's game is much more relaxed. Perhaps the cooler air has had a calming effect.

No cicadas again today, even though the Meltemi has died away. Hardly a breeze, and a bank of cloud stuck over the island. Sunny over the mainland and to the south.

Today I am eating fresh yellow plums, fresh from the tree and lovely soft fresh figs.

12:20: The tourists, have all headed off to town on the bus, in huge numbers ...

13:00: The sun has come out, the stampede back from town will start shortly. A swallow tail butterfly, colour yellow passes slowly right to left. Beautifull, elegant and gracefull. The sun has warmed up the card school, quite vociferous once again ...

14:02: Looks like it's lunch for the card school. The baize has been lifted and they head off to the pavillion (Oops) for a well deserved lunch - Probably followed by an afternoon nap, dreaming and counting the drax they just won at the casino ...

Just in time - raindrops falling ...

15:30: Very busy in town, surprising as there are clear blue skies overhead. Whats the matter everyone - Its not too late for the beach - Its the best time for a swim ...

19:00: It's a lovely evening, clear blue skies. Sadly I am at work, not at a "VILP" party with junior who is really unhappy about it. I have to make amends later, it could work out expensive ...

It's rather quieter than of late. It appears the mainlanders have probably now boarded the ferries, and departed ...

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