I've been going a bit mad lately taking photos, but since I believe (you'll tell me if I'm off the mark here, won't you) that readers generally like to see what this island's like during the winter months, I hereby present yet another clutch of photos taken during the last week or so.
Off we go then...
|Just in case you didn't know (and I can't really believe you don't!!), the cliffs over there are the ones that feature in the movie "The Guns of Navarone".|
|I thought the baby lamb under the tree was cute, but didn't take a very good photo I'm afraid.|
|Looking across the old cistern's roof. Lothiarika is just along the coast.|
|...And looking down across Pefkos itself, of course.|
|Finally [almost], this is my vegetable patch right now. If you scroll right down to the bottom of this post, you'll see what it looked like on Nov 5th. From the back to the front: Onions, spinach, beetroot, carrots and lettuce. The garden's enjoying the weather, it's official.|
A few have wondered how we fared with the big storm that hit us a few days ago. It was Friday night when we had the worst of it here in Kiotari. On and off it turned a bit torrential, but only for short periods. The worst inconvenience we had here was that the power went off at 7.50pm and didn't come on again until almost 1.00am, which meant that we had to dust off a few candles and the old oil lamps...
Other parts of the island further north however, as is quite usual here, fared much worse and there were floods in several villages, cars piled up one on top of the other here and there and even a couple of deaths. We've been told that several people from the Maritsa area are missing too, so we really must be grateful at how little the whole shooting match affected us here down south.
Tomorrow I'm off to the hospital at literally the crack of dawn and the forecast is stormy again, so we'll have to see what conditions we encounter. All being well folks, I'll be back in the saddle a little later in the week.