Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Καλό μήνα σε όλους - Οκτώβριος είναι εδώ ...

Good month everyone - October is here on the rock ...

Is it October already? Which means it's, not a good month, to be a pumpkin. The greeting seems to be 'Καλή χειμώνα' (Good Winter) as everyone seems to be shutting up shop, and heading to the mainland as fast as they can.

This is strange as its very warm, the weather is lovely, when only a year ago it was the medicane and very different weather indeed.

However now most of the airplanes have gone, home for winter, Today would have been TUI Tuesday, only they finished last week. Or if they were belonging to Thomas Cook, then a few hours ago, they started sending them to Shannon for storage, instead of here tomorrow.

If you read yesterday's blog, then you know about the repatriation flights - There were three to Manchester yesterday, as the airlift continued. This is the last one last night, as I filmed it in the dark, trying not to fall off a cliff ...



There are a further ten repatriation flights scheduled still to operate, and that will be it. Lights out on Sunday night for UK tourism, and the last of the loyal Thomas Cook customers, that are here for the last week of the season, will be gone ...

I hope they are enjoying it, I listened yesterday as a couple sitting in a cafe rattled on about going home, how hot it was, how they would get home, to me, the waiter, another couple, people on the phone, god knows where twice. I thought, there are folks who desperately want to be here, who have lost their holidays.

They are here, by choice, and seemingly can't stop moaning, about it - Enjoy it, you paid good money for it, the weather is great until you leave, and you are still here until friday ...

I bet they will be saying on Saturday, I wish I was still in Skiathos to someone, who will listen, or who has no choice but to listen ...

Julia Bradbury on Skiathos

Julia has been on the island, filming with Costas and Yannis of the Nikolakis fishing boat. She also went over to Skopelos for the day too. Apparently, the programme will be broadcast in the new year a series on the Greek islands for ITV ...

Latest score from the fly swat Skiathian 15 - Wasps 0 ...

Previous Blog: Mad Dog Sunday and repatriation flights ...

5 comments:

  1. Enjoy a well earned rest after a busy schedule. Soak up the peace and tranquility that now avail's use the time catching up with good friends...
    Good luck to all the people and businesses on the Rock for next season x

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    1. Had a wander round town earlier, quite a few of the shops have closed 29/9 - 10/10 on the door.
      Main tourist flights finished and they went on holiday ...

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  2. Have great winter everyone we will be back in the spring.

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    1. Whoever you are, are you a migrating swallow or house martin ?

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  3. This 'Unknown' is Steve and Linda (from Minehead)

    Thanks for the mail, keep on rock hopping, your island needs you ...

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