Inkaminicado! Inkaminicado!
Roger Green came up with a classic to describe the Rock’s permanent inmates when the summer swarms drive local denizens into hiding. Now into its third decade, the resident bard’s traditional Pirofani opening poem was spot on. We shall be blissfully Inka ...
Inkaminicado!
Inkaminicado!
A Lovely Tribute to Kamini’s Tassia A Lovely Tribute to Kamini’s Tassia
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A Lovely Tribute to Kamini's Tassia
A Lovely Tribute to Kamini’s Tassia
Kamini April Fool? Kamini April Fool?
Who wants to go for a walk? Unanimous yes. Quandary in the port: left to Vichos, right to Hydra town, or a dip in the harbor. Happy Spring all. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in ne ...
Kamini April Fool?
Kamini April Fool?
Romantic August Kamini Sunset Romantic August Kamini Sunset
  But the flip side of our photographic flags a fluttering in the breeze is that with temperatures in the mid 30,s  hot wind can cause deadly wildfires. (As poor Greece has already experienced recently)Please be extra vigilant and always carry water on walks, ...
Romantic August Kamini Sunset
Romantic August Kamini Sunset
Hydra Revisited Hydra Revisited
Honoured to be included. Latest Hydra Book Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to email a link to a friend ( ...
Hydra Revisited
Hydra Revisited
Okay who’s next ??? Okay who’s next ???
Easy livin’ August was fun, y’all come back soon y’hear. So that is August in Kamini is almost done and dusted, who’s up for September? We are going to win this season, albeit on marginal points. Happy Fall y’All, still standing KC staf ...
Okay who's next ???
Okay who’s next ???
Not Kamini’s Baby Beach Not Kamini’s Baby Beach
We have heard rumblings about August “Baby Beach” being a tad crowded. Try China for fun bathing then. Surfs Up Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in n ...
Not Kamini's Baby Beach
Not Kamini’s Baby Beach
Mid Summer Kamini night Wild Life Mid Summer Kamini night Wild Life
Godzilla snail caught crossing our terrace. Scary nightlife to be avoided in our valley. The height of the season and it’s all happening in our quite village. Even the Paparazzi couldn’t catch these guys. Rare dangerous night stalking leopard toad. Share ...
Mid Summer Kamini night Wild Life
Mid Summer Kamini night Wild Life
Kamini’s Kodylenia Restaurant – 1985 Kamini’s Kodylenia Restaurant – 1985
We took this from Mavro Maties taverna, (the large yellow and red landmark structure in Kamini harbour), closed some decades now. Could not imagine the changes to come in our little village. Always tranquil, beautiful and has remained unspoiled over the years despit ...
Kamini's Kodylenia Restaurant - 1985
Kamini’s Kodylenia Restaurant – 1985
Kamini Takes Centre Stage Kamini Takes Centre Stage
Credit photo Brian Sidaway Or should we say builds a stage. An attractive addition to our valley, creative masons expanded the stone rain channel to include an outdoor theatre. Very nicely done, we don’t know who or what is going to be starring in our new amph ...
Kamini Takes Centre Stage
Kamini Takes Centre Stage

Diplomatically Dumb.

Work echoes across the valley since mid January

The noise maker

Thus far we have been mute about a matter that now has become a major gripe for the whole valley. At first we decided it was good policy not to complain about the new construction site on an adjacent plot for two reasons. First, it was generating much-needed work and income for a few local builders (and some immigrants to be sure). Plus, to be honest, it might have come across as sour grapes from a disgruntled neighbour who felt the disruption to privacy, view, and tranquility was an imposition (not to mention the constant whine of the compressor starting at daybreak and the drone of the drill boring incessantly into bedrock, spewing white dust and stone chips).

But we had been told the noise would stop before Paska, that our view would remain generally unaffected, and that the result would be an innocuous little spiti (house) built by a not-very-rich local.
So we sat mute, and listened, and listened, through Paska, through April, May, and now well into June. As an old friend here once said, “You can’t believe half the lies you hear around here.”

The local tavernas are being affected, and as far back as end February, renters of a house on the other side of Kamini Valley wanted a refund for noise disturbance. One must say that the jetlike compressor and the incessant drilling, akin to a root canal, have become an eye and ear sore for all its residents, not to mention detrimental to local income.

As one local put it succinctly, a taverna in the valley has been closed down three times in recent years for enclosing the outside dining area with a transparent-plastic wind-protecting awning in order to extend its season into November and to be able to open for Carnival in March. The reason stated was that the plastic violated the eco laws of Kamini Valley. Yet, it too would have extended labour and given the residents an option (the only one out of season) to go out for a meal.

Seems a little unfair. It’s a mystery how a license was granted to build a mansion that is seemingly in glaring breach of the eco laws, as a building this size never existed on this land before. One speculates about brown envelopes and friends in very high places. Others have gone so far as to say that it epitomizes the current situation in Greece. The fat cats are getting plumper on the backs of ever-scrawnier and poorer cats, steaming ahead with their own projects with little consideration for the rest.

Election day peace

Election day... no drill

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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