I`m not too sure if I can call it my favourite thing but singing karaoke for the first time. Because my friends didn't like getting up until midnight I went out on my own for a couple of hours to the nearest bar which was called the Stonehouse. Now me not exactly being the best singer in the world always shyed away from karaoke, this time however I had drunk too many bottles of guinness and was soon dragged upto sing by ex Aston Villa footballer Nigel Callagan. The song i sang was Daydream Believer by The Monkees, it was probably the worst rendition ever sung. That didn't stop me though as I sang most nights in various other bars after that.
Nice restaurant on the beach
This is one of the restaurants on the seafront in Arillas. Great view to the beach, tasty food. We ate here once during our stay and as it was so early in the evening we were the only customers having dinner there. So, we got our meals quite quickly, which is not so common in Corfu. Chicken souvlaki with chips and tzatziki dip.
Akra Aghios Stefanos
Akra Aghios Stefanos (cape Saint Stephan) stands on the east coast of Corfu, in its northern part, where the strait is the narrowest between the island and Albania. Note that there is another Akra Aghios Stefanos on the west coast.
The first photo was taken in the early morning,, just after sunrise, from Akra Varvara (Barbara Cape), one mile north to Akra Aghios Stefanos.
The second photo was taken from the north too, but a little closer and shows the tiny village of Aghios Stefanos with a few boats moored in the bay.
The third photo was taken from the south, not far from Kouloura. In the background, Albania shows.
Cricket tour to Corfu
In l992 our eldest son went with us to Corfu on a cricket tour, but with plenty of time for sightseeing.
This was our first and as yet only visit to a Greek Island.
We stayed in the town of Ipsos, the younger generation down by the coast, while the maturer of us stayed in a villa up the steep hill. This afforded us beautiful views across the bay.
The first stop in the hired car that continually got flat tyres !!!, was at the supermarket to stock up on supplies, this is situated just across from the beach. The supermarket is on the left of the picture, and the hills centre front of picture is where we stayed in the villa, high up.
This is the villa that housed quite a few of us, and the concrete standing, front centre, is the "car park" space, and you can see, if you enlarge the photo, the steep climb with cases etc we had to endure. The view from the top certainly made up for that. Beautiful bougenvilla was on the balcony, with a lovely breeze as you sat in the sun.
The car was a necessity as it was a steep hill to climb from down by the beach, so although 3 families had use of it, we had to share, or be a taxi etc. Most of the time the guys were mending punctures, the car was old, and to my mind should not have been on the road!!.
"View of the Bay"
This is the view from the patio of the villa, looking down to the town of Ipsosthe bay, and beach.
This was breakfast, first morning, with a wonderful view.