That's what Dennis thinks his t shirts say! I'm always wary of foreign language shirts after buying what I thought was a "Have a good day" t shirt in Hong Kong, only to be told by my Chinese friends that it was something really offensive! If we hear of someone throwing a drink over Dennis then we will know that it doesn't say what he thinks it does! Bob
Dennis has a Greek dictionary and doesn't buy dodgy T-shirts.
This morning we had a very late start and didn't reach the beach until 8:30am, where we found the sea more than calm, it was M&S calm - not a ripple on the surface, not a wave lapping the beach. Millpond wouldn't do it justice. To make up for missing yesterday for the boat trip, we stayed for ages and did extra 'lengths'.
In town, we decided to try for our very first Greek salad of the holiday and after wandering down the little lanes from bus stop 4, ended up in Taverna Stamatis overlooking the old harbour. Perhaps one day we shall have a proper meal in one of that group of tavernas, which look quite inviting with the glass cabinets of food to choose for cooking.
In Salt and Pepper tonight, Vera had what she vowed was her best pork chop ever. I had spare ribs which were delicious to die for and I swear I nearly tested them with my teeth out, they were so tender and succulent. With my beer, total €33.50. We are astounded that some people have apparently grumbled that it's expensive, because that price gives us top satisfaction and is almost exactly the same as we pay elsewhere for our evening meals.
Lottery tonight. They don't do the draws early enough for Greek time zone, so I shall not be able to check until tomorrow morning. Failed on Wednesday, grrrr! Fingers crossed overnight.
Post by derbyshirelass on Sept 16, 2016 18:36:18 GMT
Dennis the Australian lady at the shop told us she was expecting deliveries of Oregano flavour crisps 'any day', but sadly 'any day' didn't happen before we left last Friday. We've booked for next year and if you can work it out we will probably see you again.
This morning we were up early. Vera gave me the family's birthday cards that she had packed and I checked to find that last night's Eurosquillions draw had awarded us another £2.30. That first million is looming!
When we set off, the weather was exactly as yesterday, not a breath of wind, calm, quiet, an absolute invitation to a lovely swim. But when we got there, something had stirred the water into little waves with a cross flow along the bay. Nevertheless, we enjoyed a swim, but with much curtailed numbers of lengths due to it being such hard work making progress. We think we did more exercise this morning than on many others despite doing only about five lengths.
In the Bourtzi this afternoon, our waitress made my party by bringing a piece of chocolate cheesecake with a candle, together with a balloon on a stick. When we left, I donated the balloon to a small boy at the next table and that made HIS day too.
We ate at Jasteri tonight. I had lamb kleftiko and Vera had today's special, pork shanks. Apparently it was the first time they had tried that and Vera judged it out of this world - it certainly looked it. Tzatziki, beer and water, total €33.50.
The submarine arrived this afternoon and we shall be going to the Katsonis ceremony tomorrow. Our waitress at Jasteri claims that you can go visit the submarine and go onboard, free, says she is going, so I want to do the same. I'll try to watch out to see if I can blag it.
Hope you had a great day Dennis. Loving your reports. Just checking the forecast for the rest of the month & am very tempted to book a late week! However, the prices with TC/Loveholidays have gone up tonight! Rumour has it that Tuesday night is the best time to book.........
I didn't get there, Bob. We saw the visitor boat trips, but they took so long - it seemed as though they would get a few people on board, then hold up everybody whilst they shinnied down ladders or summat. Anyway, each boatload was taking maybe an hour and as submarines are not Vera's idea of a day out, for me to queue, then spend another hour at it, was just too much (she'd have probably gone off and bought more women stuff!).
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Yes we got there in time for the service, very moving for local dignitaries to commemorate the event, lost sailors from other parts. I'm sure it was different this year - usually one sailor calls the roll of each one missing and another sailor answers "Not here". But this time I think they just read the roll of the lost. Don't take that as gospel, my Greek isn't up to it.
Ive just remembered a missing comment for last night. As we went out to eat, there was a young lady outside with a large golden retriever on a lead, which was sitting down. She was vainly trying to persuade it to come along (Greek come along, that is). She was still trying when we went out of sight. We were astonished to find her still there when we returned and to emphasise matters, the dog changed from sitting to lying. She was pleading with it to come, but to no avail, and sounded on the brink of weeping. After watching sympathetically for a couple of minutes, in my best Greek masterly offering, I told it to come on, now. And it jumped up and walked off without a backward glance! I'm not a dog lover, so maybe it sensed that I wouldn't be so understanding of its need to sit down for a couple of hours!
Due to to bus times and the submarine ceremony time, we went really early for our swim this morning - left the villa at 7:30am! Slightly choppy sea, so quite energetic. After no swans yesterday, there were five big and one small white ones, and the previous black one had rejoined them as the token ugly duckling. A white heron flew over too (are they called herons here? - my dictionary is at the other side of the room and my after-meal girth prohibits going over there to check).
Sunrise Taverna tonight and we had the same as before, tzatziki with pitta bread, chicken souvlaki with bacon, lamb stiffado, large water and a beer, €:36.
And so to bed. We shall be beaching very early again tomorrow in order to get back in time for delivery of our Jimny. I guess Angela will be disappointed because when we hire, it rains to save her watering the garden. But the weather app says not. Indeed, we've had good weather all holiday - a few tentative spots of rain one morning at the beach, but not enough to wet the sand and another day there was some wet about and the sand was slightly pitted from overnight raindrops. But we've had nothing. Right now, 8:45pm, it's 27 degrees!