18 May 2018

Postcard

Olive  farmer's hut - north west  Corfu
We are alive and well and enjoying our brief sojourn in Corfu, Greece. I would have blogged earlier than this but the proprietor of our litttle hotel - Basiltus Fawltiopoulos - gave me the wrong wifi password. Yesterday he also served sweet white wine to  guests like us who had specifically ordered dry white. He explained that he had run out of dry and didn't think anyone would mind drinking the sweet.
We have had a couple of lovely walks and today (Friday) we took a service boat to an offshore island called Mathraki - population fifty outside summertime. We had three hours there and sitting alone on a long golden beach I stripped off ready for a swim only to be thwarted by the sight of jellyfish - both in the water and on the shore. A close escape.
It's getting late and the wifi, like Basiltus, is unpredictable so I shall just decorate this Grecian blogpost with a handful of images collected this week. Kali nichta!
Above Aghios Stefanos

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  1. Ah! So lovely!
    But damn the jellyfish. They torment us here in Florida, too.

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    1. One of God's more questionable creations! Not you Ms Moon - the jellyfish!

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  2. Such beauty everywhere! We get jellyfish at our beaches also. They are not too bad in early summer but by late July they are plentiful.

    Fawltiopoulos . . . really??

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    1. Have you heard of the old BBC comedy masterpiece "Fawlty Towers" Jenny?

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  3. It looks lovely...a great area to relax and chill out, even if you're forced to drink sweet white wine!! (I'm not fond of sweet wine white or red, myself).

    You sure the proprietor isn't Spanish with a "mañana" attitude? :)

    Keep enjoying yourselves...make the most of every moment. Although, I don't think you need me to urge you to do so. :)

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    1. The proprietor doesn't have a "mañana"attitude Lee. He has a euro attitude - i.e. - the more euros the better.

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  4. I like the photo of the village on the shore. An island with 55 people would be cool.

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    1. That's the village where we are staying Red - Aghios Stefanos.

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  5. It sounds like you are both having a fun and relaxing time. Your photos are wonderful. I especially love the olive farmer's hut. It looks like a painting done many years ago.

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    1. Thank you Bonnie. I noticed that hut down a side track and just had to capture the timeless image.

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  6. It looks fabulous and I actually like the sound of your hotel. Such fun! (Don't forget to take a pedalo across to Albania.)

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    1. We can see Albania from our balcony. I should have liked to go there but this would have involved a winding drive back to Corfu Town.

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  7. Your photographs are wonderful unlike sweet,white wine. Yuk! Enjoy the rest of your hols. Look forward to a full report when you're home.

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    1. Thanks for checking this blog out again Christina.

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  8. I like the picture with the goats in the foreground and the beach below. It looks all rural and stuff which is nice until the wi-fi doesn't work :)

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    1. We need our wifi now as much as our ancestors needed shelter and clean water - well, almost as much.

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  9. If the sweet white wine was served well chilled, I'd drink it - otherwise, no way.
    The photos are all great, but I think you can guess which one is my favourite of the lot.
    Enjoy your stay until the last minute!

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    1. Mmmm... let me see now. The mysterious olive grove hut?

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  10. Wonderful photos. I've been wondering if you two were enjoying yourselves...I see that you are!

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    1. Thanks for checking up on us Jennifer. Are you on summer vacation now?

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  11. Lovely photos YP, and a good basis for some more paintings upon your return home.

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    1. You are like my art teacher CG - setting me homework!

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  12. I love that part of the world. Kali Nikta to you too.

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    1. Corfu is so lush and green - unlike the southern islands of Greece.

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  13. With beautiful sunsets like that even sweet wine as a sundowner would be just fine with me! Enjoy your holiday!
    Greetings Maria x

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  14. Great pictures, of course! Good job avoiding those jellyfish! Yikes.

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