This week I have been going to the harbour every day to check the post office. I am waiting for some papers from Rhodes which were posted on Friday. I’m not sure exactly which boat the post comes on, but they hadn’t arrived by Tuesday. We went down on Wednesday even though the post office was closed because we’re getting into the regime of at least walking up the Kali Strata each day. On days when we don’t, we’ll try walking up the hill from here instead. It’s Thursday as I write and later we’re doing another assault on the post and the steps. I’m also waiting for my new glasses to arrive and some other things, so it’s a good excuse to get me away from the desk.
On Wednesday in Yialos, I counted at least five day-trip boats, the Dodecanese Express and also a cruise ship, so the harbour was fairly buzzing in the late morning. It may not look like it in all the photos as many people were in the shade and my phone camera didn’t pick them out. The Poseidon was busy and just setting off, the taxi boats had lots of passengers, and many of the cafes were nearly full. All hopeful and a good sign, as long as it keeps up and the day-trippers are not bringing their all-inclusive packed lunches with them.
And then the walk back up the ‘lazy steps’ which is not actually their name. The ‘lazy steps’ are further along the harbour where those who weren’t working or didn’t want to work, used to sit in the shade. Still, the slope ‘n’ steps is a good walk. Not as long as the Kali Strata walk up, but steeper with more steps being almost too high to manage. That’s a 1.5-litre bottle of water there which is just over one foot high so you can see (below) the height of some steps.