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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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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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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A Lovely Tribute to Kamini’s Tassia

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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

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Hydra Revisited

Honoured to be included.
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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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Suicide Swimmers

We were on the brink of posting some quirky September Comet photos when a near disaster caught our lens.

We have over the years suggested things to the Demos (municipality), but they always fall on deaf bureaucratic ears. This time, however, we are motivated to shout out loud ourselves.

Like in Australia and South Africa, where there are very visible signs warning bathers against sharks, we should have signs clearly posted, even if it would seem obvious to most, that swimming beyond the buoys is detrimental to one’s health— as in chopped-into-little-pieces-by-a-propeller dangerous.

Yesterday we spotted two lunatics indulging in a swimming race to the little island opposite Baby Beach in Kamini. They got there alright—well done, lads—but damn near didn’t make it back as our photos show.

The almost tragic event was narrowly averted.

The trouble, too, when an accident such as this occurs is that inevitably much of the blame gets directed at the water taxi driver for not having avoided the swimmer. Not only is this unfair—anyone who has piloted a high-speed boat (particularly into a setting sun) will tell you that it is very difficult to see something as small as a head bobbing between the waves—but there is also the guilt factor that cannot be avoided or erased.

A man’s life and livelihood can be unjustly ruined by the stupidity of a tourist (often semi-inebriated) behaving thoughtlessly.

SWIM WITHIN THE BUOYS … BOYS!

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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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