Saturday, 1 October 2016

Καλό μήνα σε όλους - Οκτώβριος είναι εδώ...

Good month everyone - October is here ...

Which means its not a good month, to be a pumpkin.

Its the month of breezy winds and crispy leaves. It also means there are around another, eight more days of jet engines, and the whistle of aircraft vorticies over the harbour. Then it will be just the hopper to break the silence ...

Shutters are going up across the island, the plastic wrapping, is being brought back into life, the island is preparing for its mass tourism hibernation. The real Skiathos is dusting itself down, and beginning to re-appear ...

The businessmen may be heading for home, but the islanders are thinking about the olive harvest, and the return of leisurely mornings, spent chatting over coffee.Watery autumn sunlight on an old harbour, empty of boats ...

Followed by lunch, perhaps something like this, sourced by our travelling gourmet friend 'Mr Malcolm' just a few days ago ...

Photo: By kind permission, of  Mr Malcolm ...
There should be some good nights on the island, over the next few weeks ...

Some of the island stalwarts are back on the island. Some of whom are seeing the tourists off, and staying behind, raising glasses from 'You know where' - but not standing directly behind them, as they depart ...

What a great time, to get some autumn sun, and a swim, or for others to be in blighty doing some seasonal shopping, before returning to the rock ...

Happy Birthday to 'Adnamsman' may your tsipouro glass, be forever half full ...

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