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Flowers and brushes

Spring on Skopelos is wonderful. The amount of flowers scattered all over the island is enormous. Bright lilac, purple, red and yellow can be seen on fields, in trees and bushes. How to photograph them so the brightness shows on the photograph? I was in Stafylos and Glossa yesterday and stopped several times to try and “grab” those fantastic colors.

It is interesting to see every year what colors pop up when houses, stores, roads, signposts, walls, steps, chairs, tables are being painted for the summer. Starting in March residents and foreign home owners remember what repairs need to be done and if they are lucky they can find a handyman to do the job because everybody wants to get ready for the season about the same time.

A lot of handymen complain that all the work is packed in those two months but the weather does not always enable you to do this kind of work.

This spring is wonderful, we have had mostly good weather and some weather sites say next week the temperatures will go over 20 degrees Celsius. Look at Meteo for temperatures next week. The sea is still a little cold but I am sure some will continue swimming or will take their first dip.

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Back again

Some of the “Τρατες” that were thrown into the sea have landed on the town beach again due to the stormy weather we had yesterday. Today is a better day without rain but with wind.

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Much better

Martin send skopelosnews this gorgeous photograph of the sea at Perivoliou beach near Glossa. It is a hell of a lot more beautiful than the ones I took yesterday morning with my telephone (again sorry about that…) Thank you Martin and everybody who contributes to the blog with text and photos. Couldn’t do it without you.

The weather has calmed down considerably, hardly any wind and only the temperature has dropped to around 5 Celsius.

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Dangerous


(sorry for the quality of the photos)

Very strong winds we have today. 8, 9 and 10 Beaufort. It is difficult to pass along the harbor front and along the road to the monasteries in Skopelos town. It is dangerous because the winds can throw you of your feet, your motorbike in some places. We will try and get other photos from around the island.

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At 1.49 hours last night an earthquake occurred between Alonissos and Skyros. It was measured between 4,9 and 5,2 by various institutes. It was felt by many people in the area. So far no mention of injured people were made or damage to buildings or roads.

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Bad weather on Tuesday

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Heatwave

Those who are on Skopelos and in Greece will have noticed that we have a heatwave. It seems that a lot of countries around Greece have a heatwave too. Without a little bit of wind it is difficult to sleep but today (Wednesday) we are blessed with wind but we have to be extra careful because the danger of fire and fire spreading rapidly is close by.
Be careful with your cigarettes and work that might cause flames/fire !!!

Holidaymakers from all over the world are visiting Skopelos this year. Skopelosnews has seen an increase in big yachts visiting the island and there are many groups of young adults holidaying together here on the island from Greece but also from abroad.

If you think the beaches are too full during the day visit them after five o’clock. The first group of visitors has left the beach to go and eat and take a nap. Visit the beaches that don’t have umbrellas and sunbeds. They are bound to be less crowded. Take you own umbrella.
The photo above was taken on Milia at the end of the beach. Almost nobody around and the sea, oh that sea….

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