“Travels to a Different Time” : 13July1973: Ios, Greece: Wild Bill Pukes Up His Dinner and Lots of Retsina: No More Greasy Goulash: Shark Attack

On the way home from picking up breakfast supplies I had a wipe out and the glass bottle of water broke and I cut my hand. Not badly and its nothing a bit of salt water can’t fix assuming the sharks don’t smell the blood and attack! Went to village beach to hang out. I finished reading my book while standing waste deep in the ocean. No oozing blood so the sharks can’t smell me. After dressing up Mom and I headed out for a drink with some mezze of octopus, cucumber, feta cheese and tomatoes. Mom had an ouzo and I had an Alpha beer. Greek beer is decent and hits the spot in the heat. Went to Yianni’s for supper and after being traumatized greasy Yugoslavian goulash with its gristly beef we both had a delicious beef and rice dish. The beef was so tender and the sauce rich. Although the daytime heat can be intense here the evenings can be cool. We came home and Wild Bill puked up his dinner and obviously he had too much retsina. I had to move out to the porch to sleep as the stench was unbearable. Thanks Wild Bill.

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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