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by Jean
10 Nov 2019, 09:25
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Final Sfakia report for 2019, Nov 8th
Replies: 8
Views: 763

Re: Final Sfakia report for 2019, Nov 8th

Thank you all very much for your support and good wishes.

It was strange waking up this morning and not hearing the sea or familiar Sfakia voices, and not even having a current picture from one of the webcams to look at.
by Jean
08 Nov 2019, 20:48
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Final Sfakia report for 2019, Nov 8th
Replies: 8
Views: 763

Final Sfakia report for 2019, Nov 8th

Yesterday was very warm and humid again, with heavy clouds hanging over the mountains but quite a lot of sun at the coast. We drove out to the headland over Agia Marina and watched men shaking the olives off the trees with their power-rakes. olive harvest.jpg In the evening, we had a lively birthday...
by Jean
07 Nov 2019, 14:54
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Sfakia report, Nov 6th – olive oil mill, weather
Replies: 4
Views: 414

Re: Sfakia report, Nov 6th – olive oil mill, weather

deadeggs wrote:If you have the time, can you do a final try to get somebody to check out the harbour webcam?
Has it died or is it just having a rest whilst waiting to be cleaned?


We were told it seems to be dead. I have tried my best to encourage them to replace it soon.
by Jean
07 Nov 2019, 05:30
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Sfakia report, Nov 6th – olive oil mill, weather
Replies: 4
Views: 414

Sfakia report, Nov 6th – olive oil mill, weather

It’s been another day of amazing weather – 26C, sunny, less humid, calmer seas. Businesses that have closed continue with final preparations before winter – rolling up awnings, carting away rubbish and broken items, carrying out thorough cleaning and some repairs. But now everyone has the time to ta...
by Jean
05 Nov 2019, 21:08
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Sfakia report, Nov 5th – quiet, warm; building projects
Replies: 4
Views: 652

Sfakia report, Nov 5th – quiet, warm; building projects

It was very warm and humid today – the temperature got up to 27C. Even up in Anopoli, where there were a lot of clouds, it reached 20C. There was a swell on the sea, but the water is still quite warm. It was also extremely peaceful here today. The Lefka Ori closed after breakfast and proceeded to cl...
by Jean
04 Nov 2019, 20:17
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Sfakia report, Nov 4 – weather, Frangokastello
Replies: 0
Views: 308

Sfakia report, Nov 4 – weather, Frangokastello

After light rain this morning, it got very warm (25C) and humid, and was mainly cloudy with some stretches of sunshine. We drove to Frangokastello for a tourist-free swim there. There were signs of substantial rain overnight. Beyond Komitades, some mud and stones had washed onto the road surface. Wo...
by Jean
04 Nov 2019, 13:33
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Flower report, Nov 3rd near Agios Ioannis
Replies: 0
Views: 254

Flower report, Nov 3rd near Agios Ioannis

These are the flowers, and praying mantis, we saw on the walk described in the full Oct 3rd posting.

Colchicum pusillum
Colchicum pusillum.jpg


Stenburgia lutea
Stenburgia lutea.jpg


Crocus laevigatus
Crocus laevigatus.jpg


ranunculus
Ranunculus.jpg


praying mantis
praying mantis.jpg
by Jean
04 Nov 2019, 13:27
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Sfakia report, Nov 3rd – old footpaths to Agios Ioannis
Replies: 0
Views: 270

Sfakia report, Nov 3rd – old footpaths to Agios Ioannis

It was a beautiful day with clear skies and warm sunshine. Oct 3rd is the day they celebrate Agios Georgos o Methistis (‘St. George who gets people drunk’), and in Kalikratis after a church service there is always a big party which involves sampling the year’s new wine as well as general feasting, s...
by Jean
03 Nov 2019, 19:55
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Despina receives national award
Replies: 2
Views: 456

Despina receives national award

Despina’s café has been given a well-deserved national award from the Aetoi tis Gastronomias organisation, which aggregates percentages of customer satisfaction from social media and professional websites. Her café-patisserie has been rated 1st for the whole area of Sfakia. Furthermore, she ranked i...
by Jean
03 Nov 2019, 19:16
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Greece ranks last in EU in waste management and recycling
Replies: 3
Views: 278

Re: Greece ranks last in EU in waste management and recycling

Some visitors who have just returned from Gavdos reported that there was no rubbish in sight.
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