Interruptions

The Yappy Dog is still present but perhaps slightly less yappy than before. It looks as though the FreeLoaders are enjoying a two-week holiday on the Promontory. The weekend could be a little mixed which might put them off. A couple of vans are still on the track and have been there for what seems like months.… Read the rest

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More Departures

I found myself feeling quite sleepy around nine soon after watching a great episode of Endeavour followed by some YouTube shorts. So I went to bed. Possibly something to do with the hour change. I hate this change but like the lighter mornings.

The inside of the van was quite warm. The door and windows are closed to prevent unwelcome visitors and the AC, although running 24/7, is set to 29ºC.… Read the rest

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Exodus

I woke before the hour change as I put a clock nearby which wouldn’t change on its own. A couple of hours later, Maya barked at some ferocious would-be intruder. It was 04:05 so I let Iera in. No point in going back to bed so I got dressed as most of my clobber was out on the decking having been taken off the line after a trip to the washing machine.… Read the rest

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Only One?

Happy Birthday to Oskar, Heidi, Minnie, Millie, Charlie, Malloy (AKA Benny) and one other, whose name I forget. You are eight today!

It is Όχι Day so a public holiday.

The morning was quite warm but light as the moon was with us albeit behind the clouds occasionally. Clouds of which there were many at times.… Read the rest

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Full Moon

The wooden leg syndrome had almost disappeared although it started to reappear after a few kilometres of walking.

There were fewer cars and vans today. The car belonging to the people with the yappy dog was still in the car park however there was less yapping today. Three vans along the track including Cornelia’s VW camper.… Read the rest

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Wooden Leg

I got a bit of a pain in my left leg which was causing a little annoyance but decided to use my heated pad in the night to get rid of it. The annoyance, not the leg, as I might need it in the morning.

The first walk was foreshortened especially after walking over the beach to Azzuro.… Read the rest

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Is it Wednesday?

Once more, I fell asleep watching and interesting video so went to bed.

It was a much easier morning as there were fewer vans but still the yappy dog on the Promontory. The first walk was uneventful but pleasant as there were fewer dogs to be concerned about it was a good temperature. A hoodie is good for keeping the mosquitoes out.… Read the rest

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Tuesday

I went to bed after I fell asleep in front of the box. It was another quite busy day.

The FreeLoaders on the Promontory with dog(s) have been joined by a motorhome with dog, in the car park. Another motorhome, with dog was further up as well as yet another with two dogs. Then it was Cornelia in her van.… Read the rest

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Lost dog and shoe

The final arrival was around 20:00 but, by then, I was losing count anyway. They were a couple with a small child who’d walked Samaria leaving their car at Omalos. Someone was supposed to take them back to their car but, for whatever reason, it was too late. They arrived in Grammeno and stayed the night.… Read the rest

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They go and they come

The morning was lighter as there was cloud cover which reflected the lights from Paleochora and Kountoura. Our first walk completed effortlessly so we returned to feed Moggy and exercise my brain before going out with the Girls and the thrower.

We visited Azzuro once more throwing the ball on the way back as it was getting lighter.… Read the rest

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Saturday

A large motorhome was parked on the beach next to the car park. I’m interested to see how it manages to get out as the ground is not very firm there. A camper, which has been there two or more nights was nearby and the owner got to meet the girls later.

The first walking workout was uneventful.… Read the rest

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Some Left

There was one, final arrival expected before nine so I didn’t rush to have my beans and rice until later. They finally arrive around eight-thirty and turned out to be the Czech couple who came in April. They knew where they wanted to go so I left them to put up their tent and said I’d see them in the morning.… Read the rest

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Fuller

The second beetroot salad was accompanied by an episode of Grantchester some YouTube and then bed as I was tired after my busy day.

I woke to the sound of rain pattering on the roof around 02:00, to my glee. Would it stop or would it get worse? It began to rain harder so I got up, put on some shorts and went outside to cover my bike seat, close the panniers and move some stuff into the storeroom.… Read the rest

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Filling up

I was about to start eating when Maria called to say a couple had arrived with a motorhome. Naturally, at 19:30 in the dark, I was consumed with joy. Especially when the couple had called earlier to advise of their intention to arrive late but the message had failed to reach me. I popped them in Bay 1 then went back to Lewis and my meal of Gigantes in tomato with rice.… Read the rest

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Tuesday

We went out a little later and managed to lose Obi but he turned up later on the second walk. Otherwise the first walk was uneventful with just a couple of motorhomes, including Cornelia’s, along the beach track. I put the boys inside, exercised my brain for a little while then off we went again.

Isabella had only one ball as I hung onto the other.… Read the rest

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Monday

A couple of camper vans arrived quite late on which resulted in a delay to the Doggy Dinners with the inevitable knock-on effect. I watched Perry Mason solving another complicated case then diverted to YouTube.

Warmer than recently as I was in a T-shirt and thick fleece but winter shorts. Our walks were uneventful and the boys went back before the second walk to Azzuro.… Read the rest

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Busy Sunday

I was falling asleep so decided it was better to be in bed. The day had been busy so I ended up eating later. I had time for one episode of As Time Goes By and then Spooks where I woke up during the next episode wondering why I’d lost the plot.

The morning arrived quickly so we were up and out as usual.… Read the rest

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More Arrivals

Eva promised a meal cooked by her with produce from her garden. A very simple meal but very tasty and quite filling too. I amused myself on YouTube with a mixture of informational material and then some shorts to finish off the day. One short which particularly amused me was a guy who was paying for his car at the car wash.… Read the rest

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13 October

I wasn’t late to bed again for some strange reason. Nothing to do with six arrivals yesterday afternoon I suppose. They just kept coming.

There was some external incident in the night which caused Luis to bark and to wake me up but it wasn’t long before I fell back to sleep.

The morning was as cool as the previous but this time I took no chances and went out with heavy shorts and a thick hoodie with the hood up.… Read the rest

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Crazy Day

It was cold first thing as well as windy. Indeed we came back after the second Promontory walk as the troops were voting with their feet.

The girls and I went out again as it began to get light. By this time, what remained of the moon was high in the sky but not as high as Venus.… Read the rest

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Departures

The last meal from the kitchen in 2023 was… spinach and rice! I watched BBT and another from the Australian animal rehoming. Then bed as I was falling asleep.

The morning soon came around. I was quite surprised at the temperature difference as I walked out of the van onto the decking. We were soon on the way, even Oskar!… Read the rest

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1st Day Back

Eva gave me some pasta and salsa as they’d not cooked anything else I might like which was fine as I knew the end was approaching for the kitchen service. I went back, heated it up and ate it with the final part of The Tower. I read somewhere the end might not be as expected.… Read the rest

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Hell Again

Only Petra was working in the kitchen, the other two were outside. Petra said they had a reasonable day for a Sunday in mid-October. She handed me some spinach and rice which was still warm saving me reheating it. I went straight back and ate it. I watched the Australian animal shelter followed by Young Sheldon.… Read the rest

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Piccadilly

Petra has returned from her family funeral and is back in the kitchen. There are only three of them there now in the afternoon and evening. I was given a substantial portion of green beans and potatoes which I heated up and ate with relish. I was kept amused by Simon Templar ‘rescuing’ a damsel in distress somewhere in France.… Read the rest

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Early Arrival

I didn’t get to the shop yesterday so had run out of several important items. Fortunately, Janne and Erica left me their odds and sods! There were fassolakia and potatoes which were very good. Accompanied by an episode of The Gentle Touch where a Jewish couple return from a weekend away to discover their home had been vandalised with anti-Jewish slogans and symbols.… Read the rest

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Arrival

Eva was ready with some fassolakia and potatoes. Erica had bequeathed a couple of tomatoes and the remainder of a cucumber and later, I had an orgy of pomegranate seeding. Meanwhile, Hercule was on the Nile and then I watched some people build a covered area for their Airstream caravan on their homestead in the Nevada Desert.… Read the rest

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Departure

It was pasta and sauce as Eva apologetically explained but that’s not come around for a long time anyway. I joined Erica and Janne on their decking and we ate and chatted.

Our soirée culminated with a visit from Maria who just breezed in and made herself at home. She’d been threatening to come to see Janne and Erica one evening but left it until the last.… Read the rest

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Dining Out

Petra is still away so Eva gave me my portion of vlita and other nice things including a few spuds. It required heating so I went inside as it was not too warm without due to the continuing wind. I watched a very engaging episode of Endeavour however the plot seemed familiar in places.

By morning the wind had died down which was a relief.… Read the rest

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Windy!

Petra was attending a family funeral in Athens so Eva served me a container-full of fingers AKA Okra or μπάμια. The kitchen had not had a good day with only simple orders. I disappeared to heat up my okra and then eat it with a little Life On Mars.

Sandra sent a text to say they would stay over in Chania and arrive in the morning.… Read the rest

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Sandra and Sonja

Petra presented me with Φακές from the fridge. They were the ones I should have had four days ago but there weren’t any, the next day they didn’t have time to cook them. When they were finally cooked, they forgot and gave me something else. Anyway, they were very good together with the bread from Vakakis.… Read the rest

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Happy October!

Petra was back in command so handed me some Bamies AKA Ladies Fingers together with some potatoes. They were still warm so I went straight back to enjoy them. Apparently, the kitchen had a good day with plenty of customers to feed. I watched Frost followed by Fresh Fields by which time I was ready for bed.… Read the rest

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