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    Posted: 01 Dec 2014 at 3:30am
We nearly lost the Forum in 2012. Let's not lose it now.
I know l post a load of --- but lets not lose the Forum!
Don't let it all go onto Trip Advisor.

So - Me, Shakes, Elaine, Nardine, Jo Mo, B and W, Tina B, Martyn, Elliemay and all who enjoy the Forum. Don't let it die.

OK so - Have you seen the sunset from the Emeritis Bar?
Did you hire a 30hp boat and go round and down the west coast -BUT
You probably had a look at the Blue caves (Captain Hook, swim time)
Go further and you find the cave where the Greek WW2 Submarine sheltered behind Ortholithos rock. Or did it?
Where to eat in Lakka or Loggos. Alexadros? or O Gios?
Have you stopped and visited the Old Olive Press Museum?
Have you been into the Museum at Gaios waterfront where they have a devise on show which with the aid of a few straps is a wedding gift to help fertility?
Is it sand on the two little beaches at Lakka?
Is Mongonisi a mad made beach.
Can I find somewhere to moor up for lunch at Vrika beach on Anti P.
Out run Captain Hook in your 30hp. He has a problem with hire boats. P him off.
Will Dina be moving as usual?
Will the girlies at O Gios have my pork chops ready?
So why do we keep going back?

Come on. I like the Forum.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Dec 2014 at 8:11am
Sadly Malcy, any new posts or comments get swamped by the repetitive games' posts and rapidly dissapear down the page.
And its always quiet from Autumn through to Spring.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Dec 2014 at 10:43am
Agree totally, Malcy and Bob & Wendy.

Tripadvisor seems to be more for those wanting a quick answer to a question, often never to be heard of again. Where as our lovely forum is a community for lovers of this part of Greece.

As you say Malcy, it would be such a shame if it did die.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Dec 2014 at 10:49am
Just to add, do you remember in the old forum we had a way of adding photos in albums?

I'd love to see a way of doing that again as often photos inspire you to comment in a way a few paragraphs might not.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Dec 2014 at 10:50am
Originally posted by Bob and Wendy Bob and Wendy wrote:

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And its always quiet from Autumn through to Spring.
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That's simply because of the lack of permanent residents not being members of the forum to keep us up to date of all the news.
Keep taking your, take a holiday in kassiopi pills.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Dec 2014 at 11:19am
Well I'd like to say that the quiet winters are one of the reasons I usually don't post my annual holiday review until months after, but I'm afraid that would be stretching the truth quite a bit    However, I've decided that I'm going to try and make it my project for the week to put a review together in words and pictures.

Helen, photo albums are no longer available, but it's fairly easy to put photos in threads if you put them onto a photo hosting site first and then link to them. If you have an account with something like flickr or photobucket you can use those, but if not there's a site called tinypic that I've been using for years.

Here's one of a Loggos sunrise sometime in July for starters -

I wasn't lost - I was just taking an interesting detour!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Dec 2014 at 12:15pm
I'm happy to have a chat each day, I pop in every working day to see whats going on, those games do swamp posts but I go to the specific forum's anyway to have a nosey.

I'll start with answering one of Malcy's questions per day.

I have been to a different sunset bar, wasn't Emiritis but I can't quite remember the name, we went up on the scooter one evening just for a drink, the top floor was a bit wobbly but the views were absolutely stunning, I took a few panoramic shots which aren't great in detail but show a good view of both sides of the island.
I've just tried to download it onto this post but it says the file's too big, Will have a play & see what I can do.

I have a question - Any idea's how settled the weather will be early to mid May and how will the ferry crossing be?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Dec 2014 at 1:33pm
Hi Nardine

We were in Corfu for Easter towards the end of April this year and the weather was dreadful, but a couple of weeks later everything was sunshine and calm, so keep your fingers crossed and you should be ok in May.

Here are instructions for using The Tinypic Website, which allows you to upload photos of any size and post them on here without using up any of Agni's bandwidth -

1 Find your photo in your files using the Browse button on the Tinypic opening page.
2 Resize to Message Board and click Upload Now
3 You may get a pop-up window which the site uses every now and again to avoid spam, just follow the instructions and type whatever it tells you into the box.
4 Highlight and copy the Direct Link for Layouts
5 Back here on the forum, you need to use the Post Reply button immediately beneath the last post and not the Quick Reply box.    Click on the Insert Image icon (the tree without the arrow) and paste your photo link into the box. That's it - Bob's your uncle and Wendy's your aunt   
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Dec 2014 at 2:23pm
This has all gone OK until it comes to pasting into the photolink box, it just won't paste (Life's too short to sit & type all that out )
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Dec 2014 at 2:29pm
One more try....

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Dec 2014 at 2:31pm
Woohoo! Donut ... I was using the insert link with the arrow.
Anyway, this is sunset from Lakka Harbour, not sure if we were at Harbour Lights or Romantica bar at the time.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Dec 2014 at 2:38pm
Gorgeous   
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Dec 2014 at 2:51pm
I know, the photo's quite nice too
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Dec 2014 at 2:57pm
Hi Nardine

Thanks for that - looks like "my" parking space - right outside Harbour Lights (don't want to walk very far ).

My last visit to Paxos was at the beginning of May - and this year, the weather wasn't good (in fact it was pretty rough for the whole week). That said, I have sailed the area every May for at least the last 12 years and this year it was the worst I have ever known - usually the weather is pretty good (cool in the evening, though) with the occasional rainy/windy day). So, based on the law of averages, you should be OK next year.

(NB - we are giving the sailing trip a miss next year, so you have an even better chance with the weather

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Dec 2014 at 3:45pm
Martyn, I have spent my birthday for the last two years in a tent at a VW festival near Weston Super Mare and the weather has been vile so anything's got to be better than that. We're going to Corfu on the 8th and across to Paxos on 11th, fingers crossed!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Dec 2014 at 4:40pm
Unfortunately Davyboy, most summer visitors would not recognise the place when everyone has left for home.
For instance a villa owner in the NE came out to check on things at the beggining of November to find that there was not one taverna open in the whole of Kassiopi, they had to drive to Acharavi where almost all eateries were closed as well, only a couple were open weekend nights, most bars close as soon as the last customer leaves, mostly quite early except weekends. Now a few are opened up after having a bit of a rest.
Where work is being carried out to empty properties, nobody will answer questions as to what it is going to be, or any other info.
When we say the island closes down, it really does.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Dec 2014 at 5:06pm
Must take some pictures of Sidari, Arillas and Acharavi soon just to show folks what we keep telling them Bob. x
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Dec 2014 at 5:29pm
An even better photo would be San Stephanos NE, with everything stripped back to just bare framework, even the planters are removed to save them from the storms to come.
Acharavi main street doesn't look too bad on the whole with plenty of cars parked outside the supermarkets, but a picture down on the seafront would look particularly bleak and dismal.
One of the reasons there are no reports of news and happenings from Corfu residents, is that there is nothing happening at all for the tourist, a marriage here, a baptism there, a table top sale for charity somewhere, maybe a craft fair organised in a bar somewhere else. Most of these items are covered on other internet sites, but have little to do with tourist matters this forum is aimed at.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Dec 2014 at 6:18pm
Originally posted by davyboy davyboy wrote:

Originally posted by Bob and Wendy Bob and Wendy wrote:

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That's simply because of the lack of permanent residents not being members of the forum to keep us up to date of all the news.


I think that the few Paxos residents who used to post here gradually stopped posting when the Paxos Grapevine started up on Facebook two or three years ago. The FB group is far more aimed at residents than tourists and one of the most interesting and prolific posters on there who regularly posts photos and videos, possibly wouldn't feel comfortable posting here because she runs a travel agency that's in direct competition with Agni.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Dec 2014 at 1:35pm
Another day another answer to Malcy's questions.

Yes we've had a 30hp boat. First time we rented from Planos at the Olympic rep's suggestion and went along the west coast and on to Antoi Paxos.
The second time we rented from Christos in the Routsis shop and had a much better experience, a good tutorial and advice to travel along the east coast etc, we stopped & looked at pretty much all of the caves and even though I'd read the submarine story we were a bit unsure which one it was so we saw it... we just don't know when!
This year we had a small boat as the sea was choppy all week and Christos said it wasn't safe to go across to AP or around the caves/cliffs so we went down to Mogonissi and spent a little time there, stopped off at the bigger tavern for a soft drink, had shocking service and wish we'd have gone to the little one instead.
On the way back we stopped off in the little channel between the very tip of the island and the islet with the church on it??? we dropped anchor and OH had a great snorkel there for an hour or so. Hiring a boat is one of the best things we've ever done on holiday!
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