Life on a Greek Island (or two) by Jennifer Barclay. New May 2020: WILD ABANDON: A JOURNEY TO THE DESERTED PLACES OF THE DODECANESE. 'a delightful serendipitous journey along paths less well trodden... a must read for anyone who loves the Greek islands' - Richard Clark, author of The Lost Lyra and Return to Turtle Beach. 'a vivid and intoxicating account of these beautiful islands' - Victoria Hislop, author of The Island and other bestselling novels
For the last couple of days, a mastoras or craftsman has been on the island helping the fishermen to mend their nets. Early this morning, I went down to Livadia to watch him at work.
It was likely to take all day, so Lisa the pup and I went for a walk around the harbour.
In the small harbour on the other side of the bay, they were rubbing bundles of freshly-caught octopus on the ground, to ready them for eating.
We continued up the hill and found lots of kiklamena, wild cyclamen.
When we got back to the main harbour, the cats had gathered around the fishing boat as Stelios was cleaningdog fish, or small sharks. Where there are dog fish being cleaned, there are cats, and where there are cats there are dogs...