Gradually and belatedly the village is coming to life. Winter was hard with many storms, but not a great deal of rain. Now, in early May we have had two days downpour leading us to believe that water will last through the summer months. Everything is green and cool and there is hope for a good harvest of honey this year.
There are no more than a handful of tourists, but signs are appearing outside hotels and restaurants.
PRIVATE ROOMS with BAT is my favorite. Iannis is clearly going for a niche market.
Gabriellas's new sign announces
which has led to a number of comments. Last year she announced
INTERESTING PEOPLE INSIDE
prompting anger from Papa Minas who demanded to know what kind of people we had outside. There was some suggestion that he put up a sign outside his church
EVEN MORE INTERESTING PEOPLE INSIDE
But it came to nothing.
The bird arrivals have been interesting; swallows, crag martins, hoopoes, black winged stilts (a first for me), long legged buzzards, many varieties of yellow bird, which keep together in flocks and a lone, first eleanora.