Agathonisi Part 3

6-9-2016–Agathonisi, Greece

I’m still here. I was planning on moving on yesterday but I got a message from my friends G– and C– from Paris, letting me know that they were just up in Samos and would be hitting Agathonisi on Monday. I haven’t seen them since 2013 and I’ve come here all the way from California–I decided that it would be incredibly stupid to miss them by a couple days just because I feel the need to keep to some itinerary I made up in my head. What will I end up missing–Lipsy? Friends are more important than landscapes …

Actually this little change of plans has worked out quite well. It’s nice to not always be on the move. Plus, this little out-of-the-way place’s tranquility appears to be just what I needed–it’s so fucking wonderful to have nothing to do.

Notes:

Damn it! It’s happened–I now like ouzo. I suddenly now can’t imagine not having on before dinner each night. Greece has officially corrupted me …

A typical day for me on Agathonisi: I get up around eight. Then I write for a couple of hours. Then I head to a cafe down the road and get a coffee, before heading to the market. Once back “home” I write for another hour or so. Then I head over to Cave Beach to swim and sun for a few hours. Then back home for reading and napping … until it’s ouzo time … Dinner comes next, followed by a coffee at the place ┬áhad my first coffee that morning …

The hiking here sucks. Unless you’re really into heat, endless thistle, wind, goats …