during the summer months I don’t have the opportunity to leave the island due to work commitments so I was looking forward to a trip to Corfu to get a passport extension and other paperwork issues.
The boat was pretty quiet what with most people still being half asleep and the crossing was a good one, it was nice to be greeted in Corfu by my local taxi driver and off I went to get the necessary paperwork completed.
It’s strange how you get so used to being on a little island, seeing the same faces, no traffic, round-abouts nor traffic lights and it always comes as a surprise somehow and I always enjoy returning to the ease of the island.
But that wasn’t going to be the case today, by mid day the wind was picking up and having lived in Greece for a while I knew I wouldn’t be returning today. Locals and visitors sat hopeful in the departure area at the port but news got round pretty quick that no boats would be going to Paxos today.
Always a silver lining kind of person I booked into a local hotel, the Mon Repos Palace that is pretty new and located close to Kanoni in an area called Anemomylos (windmill) and arranged to meet friends that were also stranded later in the day. A walk around the market and of course Marks and Spencers food hall was an enjoyable way to spend a few hours and an evening of Sushi and great wine made it a great visit.
Corfu market, fresh fish, pretty courgette flowers