Heat wave and beautiful light

If you are about to visit Lesvos, you really should know that this is one hot destination.

Literally that is. We have ‘enjoyed’ temperatures 5° C to 7º C above the average for the past 5 weeks.

While you enjoy your holiday, spare a thought for the local workers who have to cook, clean and look after you. It’s hot outside but even hotter in the kitchen.

Our favourite time is sunrise. It’s cooler and everywhere is quiet and bathed in the most glorious light. It reminds me of one of the many reasons we came to live here. Photographers of the world take note – if you have not visited Lesvos, you are missing the most amazing and inspiring light on earth.

Did the earth move for you?

Yes the earth really did move in Molyvos last night.

It only lasted a second but it was just 10.6 km from our house. It is also the first earthquake that we have felt since moving here 3 years ago.

Data from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre

Magnitude ML 3.4
Date time 2012-07-24 18:56:29.0 UTC
Location 39.36 N ; 26.07 E
Depth 2 km

Simple words

My thoughts on living in Molyvos are very neatly summed up by

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”
― Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

If only my words were so eloquent.