We do periodically get some unusual requests through the site but this morning’s was a first, one of the best in fact.
The offer of “live” donkeys at only $ 500 a head to be collected from Alexandria port in Egypt.
The deal was that we had to take a minimum of 1 200 ‘heads’ (yep, one thousand two hundred) Fair assumption here that yer man didn’t do much research about the Rock, thanks Mohamed, right form of transport, wrong size island. Imagine a herd that size landing here…. Chaos, Mutiny, Stampede, Rhubarb!!!
Traffic on the hill, runaway vehicle disturbs an otherwise tranquil morning coffee on the terrace. Who needs this kind of stress to start 2016?
Sometimes evidence to the fluctuating rumours and rhubarbs of our village appear truthful. Dimitri, owner of the Kodeylania taverna had said he was going into competition with Seabird, one of our popular water taxis, and decided to hasten the ten minute trip with a Seaplane. Bravo Mr. Vlachodimitri, we needed a new effiecient form of transport.
As is often the case of events like this, some reports instantly claim a tragedy of awful preportions, other sources may play the whole thing down. Tsunamis and earthquakes can have initial casualty numbers way below what they actually turn out to be. There have been a “flood” of clips and photos posted of the port and debris from the torrent. Thankfully nothing epic or fatal happened, apart from a few poor animals and comparitively minor building damage. Another snap or video here would superfluous…. perhaps in a few days when the sun is out and our harbour looks spruce again. Which it was less than a week later, now a visitor wouldn’t even know it had happened, a community that bound together and got it done in no time. Bravo pethia!