Here is one example of behind the scenes Red Tape idiocracy. A common potential health hazard to the village thwarted by ludicrous bureaucracy . The leaky Vothros (septic tank) of ours, will take months and months to do permanently, because in order to obtain permission to do so, an awfully expensive official document has to be stamped, drawn and quartered, by a various selection of hard working civil servants who understand why funds not to introduce a decent sewage system for Kamini in favour of a for-instance, planned set of park benches on an electrified paved road to Vlichos are more important.
May the Voth-Force be with you!
Obviously we are having it temporarily fixed now, for safety and olfactory reasons before the season, but within a year the same rhubarb as every year. I feel for the guys down in the valley for whom this is a real and ongoing problem. Ask Zoe or Elleni at their Pensions. We demand justice… Well it is is here—– May the Voth-Force be with you.
Come and get it.
Usually a lethal combination, however there is always an exception. For example, traffic into Kamini harbour in February doesn’t pose much risk by them what’s relinquished steerage. Spotted here, a local mate (anonymous by request for fear of other paparazzi or fishering-fellows) summoning family help to carry the days catch. Love wintertime on the island, these snippets are ‘once only’ specialities.
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?
Driverless what’s more
Escape artist… A good omen for the year’s beginning