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Living on a Greek island

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Pedi at dawn

Pedi at dawn

Happy first of the month and all that.
Neil took an early walk to Pedi on Monday, setting off at 5.15 from home and arriving before the dawn. You may have seen some of his photos on Fakebook, but there are plenty more, and I’m sharing some with you today. Also on Monday, I popped down to meet him at the bar after work so we could do some shopping, and there, encountered our first visitors. One group consisted of four British ladies, and the others were regular visitors from Denmark who had just arrived. After the initial shock of a) seeing ‘new’ faces walking through the village, and b) seeing the ladies were coming from the beach in beachwear, I decided it was good to see. It did, however, also make me feel slightly uncomfortable at first. These were people from off-island walking past only a foot or two behind where we sat. We chatted to one of the visitors who said they had completed their forms before leaving their home country and had taken a test there and been cleared to fly. That’s good news, but you still wonder what might have been collected en route, what with plane, taxi and boat travel, but that’s just something we will have to get used to. There was no handshaking or welcome hugs, which is not a problem for me (never has been), but some people might find it hard not to show the same welcome and give the same greeting as usual. Anyway, that was an aside, here are some of Neil’s stunning photos. If you share them on your social media, please credit him as one of his classic shots of Pedi at dawn went viral on Fakebook, but his watermark had been removed. (Inserts angry face.) Enjoy!

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