2020-09-18 14:12:38 UTC
Well as I mentioned a couple of days ago, we arrived safely in Lourdas
and I was randomly chosen for a COVID test at the airport. I was
supposed to be told if I was positive today, but no news yet.
Wednesday afternoon was very hot and a bit blowy, but we managed a
couple of hours on the beach and a swim and then had a very nice meal
out at our favourite fish restaurant that is very near to our apartment
block. That night was very hot and also very noisy as the wind got up
and was driving the waves high up the beach. So it didn't much matter if
we had the AC on as we couldn't hear it.
Yesterday we woke up to very heavy rain showers, but we ventured out
during the dry spells, walked to our second favourite restaurant where
we booked a table for dinner and then on the way back I couldn't resist
a quick dip in the crashing waves. Getting back to the rooms, we looked
at the weather forecast to find it was going to get worse and we were
facing a Mediturricane !
We decided to venture out again and have lunch rather than dinner and
made a very good choice as the wind and the rain since yesterday evening
have been appalling. We even had automatic weather warnings on our
phones in both Greek and English.
Amazingly the internet and mobile phone links are still working, so we
can see what is happening in the world but there are several trees down
and the swifts and swallows are all taking cover on the shutters and
windowsills. We have balconies on 2 sides of the rooms, so there is a
bit of shelter for them and for us to see out.
Haven't ventured out at all today, too dangerous apart from the fact
that my old pacamac is useless in even the slight shower we encountered
yesterday, so it will not be pacamaced home.
Luckily we'd kept a doggie bag of a left over pork skewer with some
sachets of olive oil salt and pepper and bread from lunch yesterday, so
with the wine, bread, ham and cheese left by the owners we are keeping
hunger from the door. Croque monsieur for tea I think !
Pictures here if you are interested: https://www.instagram.com/rogertil/