And off we go a-wandering… Yesterday, before down, up the hill to the first bridge over the old riverbed just beyond the top cantina. The sun came up as I was coming down, and I saw the usual succession of cars and motorbikes with army officers on their way to work. I passed the goatherd and his dog, three other men walking their large dogs up or down, and was serenaded by the summer cicadas as they deafened from the trees. It was a pleasant, sultry morning, and I returned home dripping but invigorated ready to get on with the day’s work, which unfortunately began with having to pay my health insurance bill for the year. That was okay, I was expecting it, and it’s all part of the master plan. Actually, considering what it offers, the price isn’t bad, but if you are thinking of taking private health insurance, all I can say is, get in early, before you get any older because the older you are when you start, the more costly it is to get started if you see what I mean.
If you’re living in Greece and have independent means (private pension, savings, etc.), then you need private insurance. If you’re working for a company, your IKA should be paid for you, that’s your national insurance, and if you are self-employed, then you have a government scheme you can pay into. If you were thinking of emigrating here from the UK, then you need to do that and be registered to live here before the last day of this year, and there are various things you will need. I’d suggest asking the consulate or your embassy to be sure as I read conflicting information on Fakebook and only trust the groups that are run by the embassy staff.
Anyway, that’s not what I mean to talk about. In fact, I don’t know what I mean to talk about. I think I only intended to show you yet more sunrise shots from myself or from Neil who, yesterday, walked to Pedi for a swim and then headed off to Nos and back as his morning walk, arriving home just as the Blue Star One arrived on its new Monday sailing. No doubt, even more sunrise shots will be added to the album and stuck up here in the days to come.