I’ve done a post of Odds and Ends but I found a few more that I’d like to share with you. First, the lineman in Greece. We were shocked at the number of safety regulations he would be breaking if he were working in Canada. Things are more lax in Greece.
The Greek Orthodox Church priest has to do his shopping too. Looks like he might be expecting rain. Or needs to protect himself from the heat of the sun.
When we were camping we had the inevitable garbage to get rid of. In Greece, garbage cans were not on every street corner as they are in Canada today. We had met a young doctor who was doing his first “practice” session in the small town of Kardamyli at that time. He spoke English and was happy to speak to us and be our friend, for which we were grateful. We asked him what people do with their garbage. He offered to show us. He got into our van and gave us directions (to the garbage dump, I presumed). He told us to stop at a bridge just outside of town. We got out and didn’t see a garbage dump.
“There!” he said. “You just throw it down there in the riverbed. In the winter, the rains come and wash it all out to sea.”
You can imagine how shocked we were. I took a picture but we just couldn’t throw our garbage down there.
And now for something a little more lighthearted.
We often used our Hibachi to barbecue chicken or pork. One day we had some pork pieces on the Hibachi and without refrigeration you cook it all whether you can manage to eat it all or not.
The pork was delicious, but we couldn’t eat it all and having had a glass of Demestica wine with our supper, we lay down on the bed in the van for a little snooze to wait for the heat of the sun to abate somewhat. The last piece of pork was left on the now cooling Hibachi to finish cooking. We could nibble on it later if we got hungry.
Maybe half an hour later, I woke to the light clinking sound of metal on metal. A chicken was making off with the flipper we had left on the Hibachi.
But the Hibachi was empty!
Well hey diddle, diddle,
No cat and no fiddle,
Just sheep grazing under the moon,
The little dog laughed to eat such good pork,
And the chick ran away with the spoon.