No Flies on Me: Dirty Corner

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No Flies on Me: Dirty Corner

Chernobyl Special

I found this old photo taken in the Bahia bar. My silly way of lightening the Chernobyl crisis. At the...
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Chernobyl Special

Donkeys Uber Alles

Happy to be back in Greece after my first trip to the States since 2016. On Thanksgiving my sister in-law...
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Donkeys Uber Alles

Hydra finishes the season on a high note!

Credit due, quite literally! When the world is facing an unprecedented energy crisis as 2022 draws to a close, our...
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Hydra finishes the season on a high note!

Inkaminicado!

Roger Green came up with a classic to describe the Rock's permanent inmates when the summer swarms drive local denizens...
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Inkaminicado!

A Lovely Tribute to Kamini’s Tassia

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A Lovely Tribute to Kamini’s Tassia

Kamini April Fool?

Who wants to go for a walk? Unanimous yes. Quandary in the port: left to Vichos, right to Hydra town,...
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Romantic August Kamini Sunset

  But the flip side of our photographic flags a fluttering in the breeze is that with temperatures in the...
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Romantic August Kamini Sunset

Hydra Revisited

Honoured to be included.
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Hydra Revisited

Okay who’s next ???

So that is August in Kamini is almost done and dusted, who's up for September? We are going to win...
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Okay who’s next ???

Change is coming… like it or not.

Anchors Aweigh

Anchors Aweigh

Sure, it doesn’t look like much now (my camera phone’s zoom isn’t too strong), a small, innocuous platform bobbing off Kamini. Imagine this same view in a couple of months’ time with a thirteen-ish-deck, multi-swimming-pooled, super cruise ship inserted into it.

Our new deep-sea heavy mooring platform, designed to anchor the largest of oceangoing luxury liners, was “planted” last month. It is hoped that the guests shuttled back and forth on its tenders will boost the island’s economy and bring all the benefits that such an increase in tourism promises.

As with all things of “progress” here, or anywhere for that matter, a flip-side debate has kept the island busy this winter—and not just about the pros and cons of said affected view.

What about the gulf and the pollution such large ships can bring to the beaches? The island struggles to cope with current busy-season ablutions. What will hundreds more visitors do to an already taxed infrastructure, etc, etc?

All of which is rather moot as the mega buoy is in place.

Of course, any big event on (or just off) the island comes with a typical Hydra rhubarb. A couple of days after the cranes and work ships had completed their deep-sea task, a large French cable-laying ship was seen in the same area. Much activity aboard led to the inevitable conclusion that the sea anchor industry had severed a communications cable to the mainland, much in the same way we have seen, say, waters pipes conflict with other underground systems when upgrades are being installed on land.

David Fagan
David Fagan is CEO, president, managing director, author, publisher, and chief bottlewasher of DavidFagan.org. On his first visit to Hydra back in 1983, David decided that owning a bar in this exotic location was an ideal way not to spend the rest of his life in the fast-lane of corporate advertising and journalism. It was an idea spawned by the Honorable Bill Cunliffe of Bill’s Bar, renowned wateringhole for anyone who knew this part of the world at the time. He and a couple of old-timers, Anthony Kingsmill and Leonard Bernstein, planted the seed: Come!

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