“Travels to a Different Time” : 30July2000: Samos, Greece A Beach from a Different Era

The manager of the hotel related a story to me how years ago, many years ago, they swam at a beach called Mauones which is at the far end of Vathi. Being curious about the beach of yesteryear headed down the road. But there was no beach but a break wall with rusted pieces of metal and an old refrigerator submerged. Sort of like a post-industrial nightmare. Yet there were several old folks paddling about as happy as clams. I suppose memories of long ago have clouded their evaluation of this “beach”. Nearby rusted cranes, garbage and old tires. No thanks. Hopped on the bus to Kedro Beach a great beach with no one there. Had an early dinner at the beach bar of spaghetti with Greek hard cheese (kefalotyri) grated on top giving the sauce a unique flavour.

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food ,drink, travel, film, and lifestyle issues. He also has published serialized novels "Life at Megacorp", "Virus # 26, "Reggie the Egyptian Rescue Dog" and "The Penniless Pensioner" 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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