Final day in Corfu.
I’m feeling drained and eager to see my family again; the sun definitely takes it out of you.
Breakfast at a taverna in Pelekas, served with a very good cappuccino. This was followed by browsing the touristy shops. Bought my Mum a lovely handmade necklace.
Back for two more (each) pork gyros today, they’re not bad for only €2.80 a pop!
Spent some time wandering around the small back-streets of Pelekas in the blistering mid-day sun; a lady waters her plants and mops in sync.
I think I’m going to read for a bit as I feel like being particularly lazy this afternoon†.
Played a few card games and finished packing, which was a bit of a tight squeeze into our 20kg hold luggage – the old, analog scales say that it weighs only 16kg, but I’m a little sceptical.
The pork we had planned to eat for tea had gone bad, as did the chicken a few days prior – not hugely impressed. Salami, cheese and red onion toasties instead, with very miniature chips which we deep fried in the remaining olive oil – very nice.
Took a short walk to the crossroads (just down from the apartment) to find the woman selling oranges, unfortunately she was not there tonight‡.
My girlfriend found out about my blog tonight. I think she likes it, and is inspired to create her own!
Some card games to follow this evening, and then an early night.
† I was actually too lazy to even read.
‡ We had planned to make orange juice to drink tomorrow morning, the morning we leave.
No alarm this morning. Woke naturally at 0940 ish.
Reading some more of Do No Harm†, I was intrigued by some of the ethical and moral decisions medical doctors have to make. The book seems to be ever more increasing my desire to study postgraduate medicine after my paramedics’ degree – surgery or general medicine are the specialities I feel like I would like to pursue at current.
I am sat on the balcony, overlooking a ebbing greenery that is, however, unfortunately almost entirely obscured by the fruitful orange and kumquat trees that are in abundance out here in Corfu. Today is more cloudy than the other days have been, but this is nice, as it gives intermittent breaks to the intense sun.
The days coming to an end, as darkness sets in slightly earlier than in the UK. The past few evenings have been cool, a welcomed change.
Spent today at the apartment, packing and tidying, finishing the last of the food bought throughout the week and enjoying the local vicinity.
An evening walk took us to Pelekas once again, we had pork gyros (pronounced jgyros – I didn’t know) and a Mythos beer to share. I bought a leather wallet and an alligator skin key-holster‡.
I write the last of this in the 30 minutes me and my girlfriend set aside for some ‘alone time’.
† If you have an interest in healthcare, this book is really very eye-opening, and I would definitely recommend a read (it was actually suggested on the reading list for the ‘Professional Judgement’ module of my paramedic degree).
‡ I have a bit of a leather obsession. I do disagree with killing animals for their hide, but what’s done is done. I look after my leather belongings well and with great care; this justifies it, for me, at least.