Achilles Blog 30 – 5.7.14. Look! …no boot

With Jay going off early to his wind-surf lesson, I was left stranded in the villa. I had been told that I should use nothing less than factor 50 on the scarred area of my ankle as it could be easily damaged and is indeed pretty sensitive to touch. I steel myself and set off for a 2km(?) limp/walk down to the bay… no Boot… not in this heat I thought.
On the way down (see pics), the Greek island landscape is quite different from home… very hilly and semi-arid, with lots of low level gorse-type vegetation interspersed with olive trees and cypresses… and a strong intermittent smell of rosemary… or is it oregano? Herbs anyway. And all the way along the road, a thin blue line of hose-pipe, carrying water either for irrigation.. or the ‘mains’ supplies for homes. I love rock… and this looks like sedimentary chalk/limestone with some igneous marble/quartz thrown in……and I have this stunning vista down to the coast to myself – no-one else walks.
I arrive at Club Vass about 45 mins later… to find that Jay has gone off to another beach (wind too blustery)…and also that my leg is perfectly pain-less and intact. My head wasn’t tho … (spent today sleeping off the effects of heat exhaustion(?)… hmmm…..mad dogs etc). No doubt I will soon find out if I should be doing bootless 2km walks 2 months after surgery…
Jay collects me at Club Vass and when we arrive back home, he opens the freezer to get out our improvised tray of ice (since there is no ice-cube tray). As Jay deliberately drops the shallow, pliable plastic tray to the ground to crack the ice, he shouts Yay!! Crystal Meth!… only…. he’s ‘Breaking Good’ solid well water……
jx2km to Vassiliki cypresses

About aintwegotitmade

Who am I?.......well, I'm getting to that age where I have to think about that before I answer... My name is J, I'm married, and my husband and I live in the great city of London. I started this blog as an update to family and friends when I completely ruptured my Achilles tendon a few years ago (see The first post). I am so fortunate in every possible way...and in all honesty, I'm just using this blog to remind myself... Why is it called Ain't we got it made?: this is a line from one of my favourite songs (Sing Baby Sing - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtTgtkDLNys). Have I got it made? Well - I've got a roof over my head, running water right into my house, a fully-stocked supermarket round the corner, free and readily available healthcare; and I live with my lovely husband in a great city, in a beautiful country, where I feel safe and secure.... I rest my case. Fact or opinion: I am not an expert on anything… but I can confirm that everything in this blog is either fact or opinion. I hope to post regularly, mostly about things I find uplifting, positive, amusing, optimistic, important..or perhaps just about regular daily life...but I won't bother you too much. Thanks for stopping by... jx
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