Yesterday the road outside the apartments was like the M60, I wouldn't say in rush hour because that would be a car park more like really concentrated heavy flow of cars, scooters, lorries laden with goodness knows what, buses and coaches, in both directions but today it appears as though it is back to normal,with the usual flow of intermittent traffic.
However after eating the first part of my breakfast this morning I heard a lot of shouting so went on my balcony to investigate. It was a school outing of possibly 30/40 children all talking excitedly and at the same time as they do when they are out of the confines of school, in the usual crocodile formation,with a teacher at the head.
Suddenly the noise stopped. Had they fallen into a crater that had opened up following the heavy traffic of yesterday? No. In front of the apartments is what I can only describe as a castle wall which I believe contains a church (I haven't been in there yet) so that must have been their destination this morning. Peace has returned! :-)
And so to breakfast ...... yet another delight. I really don't understand why Maria is not running her own restaurant! If she did, and as a visitor finding it on my first day, I would not eat anywhere else!
My plate contained 4 small filo pastry triangles decorated with chopped red peppers and white onions and small shakes of a fine red powder decorating the rim. The triangles were warm and filled with the same local cheese as the cheese pie I had for my first breakfast, along with more of the peppers and onions. Really tasty. Didn't have any room for the pudding that came with it this morning so will have to save it for later! :-) What I will say is that it is a set pudding cream in colour in a smallish glass bowl decorated with what looks to be a fine dusting of chocolate powder and tiny light green shavings with a 4 leaf sprig of mint.
The children have now left the castle, in a very quiet crocodile. I wonder what the priest said to them! :-):-)
Amy, I posted a link on the Old Boomerangers Facebook page, to your posts here and it has been receiving a few great comments. Your reports are certainly appreciated and you are developing a fan base! ? Bob
Thanks Woody and I am pleased to report that the straw hat still fits! :-):-)
Today I am going to attempt the road least traveled, and repeat the mistake I made my first night here - turn left instead of straight down as I am hoping to enter the town from my end and all things crossed, maybe get a little higher than my first two attempts (hopefully not having to encounter any steps!).
Oh I haven't told you about my breakfast pudding have I? Well after about an hour decided I had waited long enough so took it out of the fridge. What I had originally thought was a chocolate coating was actually cinnamon, and I learned later from Maria when I went to thank her for another wonderful breakfast, was that the green shavings were lime. Deliciously creamy! The nearest I can describe it is think of a creme caramel without the caramel but lots better.
I asked Maria why wasn't she running her own restaurant and she said that she only cooked for a hobby and everything she made came from her head as she never followed a recipe!!!!!!!!!
So I set off up the road and as it got steeper I came across the Aperitton Hotel. Immediately after the hotel and across the road is a taverna (no English translation) advertising goat and rabbit. Interesting, I have never eaten goat before so if any kind person reading this can tell me if it is a mild or strong meat, it might be the deciding factor of where I eat dinner tonight!
Onwards and upwards passing the Denise Hotel and a few more rooms, and numerous stops to catch my breath, the road leveled out and I found my self above the town with a killer view of the bay (it had only taken 15 minutes!). After taking in the view for a couple of minutes I sat down on a bench nearby for a welcome drink of water.
Up and off looking for a way down but had to keep walking until I came across a set of steps which I took to be an alleyway. I was right and continued down step after step and where possible took lanes that led me to the right. I came to a junction where four lanes converged so took the one heading down, diagonally? across from the one I had come out of. Within a couple of steps I came across a church most unexpected! I continued down and all of a sudden there was Anna's restaurant! Again! I'm beginning to think that either a) I have to eat there or b) come back to Skopelos again. As I knew where I was I headed for the Screwdriver for a well deserved coffee and have spent the last 30 minutes chilling to Bob Marley! :-):-):-):-):-)
Hi, Amy. I've missed keeping up with your reports due to having to work early and late.
So I've just had a lovely time reaading two web pages full. Thank you so much for doing this. We only had a day trip to Skopelos, and had just a couple of hours there, so I don't recognise any of the places you mention, but they seem like just what you're looking for.
For diabetics (my Vera is one) strawberries are good. She uses bananas as sugar substitutes in some of her cakes.
Goat tastes like meat. Often, those gyros made of meat sliced from a vertical rotating rotisserie skewer thing are goat. These are on a mobile kebab shop at a village fete in Corfu and I don't know whether they are goat or lamb, but they look too big for lamb. Either way, they tasted great.
We isolate ourselves, so that when we get back together, no one is missing