SKopelos

End of the tourist season, but it is no end to activities

By Sofia, Nov 11 2019 07:57PM

Beautiful sunny days are still with us but there is no doubt that the main season is over. On the ferry that Bernd and Ute left, to catch a plane back to Germany, the last of the excursion coaches are loaded for their mainland storage or winter functions. Yet meanwhile, for keen swimmers, the beaches are empty and the sea still warm.


Regarding our everyday life; olive harvesting has accelerated and the communal oil press is busy in operation, pressing the harvested olives brought in by their owners into high quality olive oil. This is to last them for two years, as on Skopelos the olive trees yield a crop biannually.


Weather forecast shows that our sunny warm days are to stay with us for awhile yet and the brave and culturally open-minded visitors who come to us at this time, if they so wish, can find plenty to occupy them. The locals welcome a helping hand in harvesting and generously give some olive oil in return. With the autumnal weather setting, pot herbs and mushrooms are there to forage - but careful with the mushrooms! Also, Heather Parsons, our volunteer path and track clearance organiser, always welcomes an extra pair of helping hands.


Bernd and Ute make last minute checks
Bernd and Ute make last minute checks
Excursion coaches loaded for mainland
Excursion coaches loaded for mainland
Olive berries ready to be pressed
Olive berries ready to be pressed
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I'm Sofia, 39 Steps' owner and host. This is an occasional blog to keep in touch with my regular guests, give a taste of Skopeliti life and share my experiences of foraging through the summer season

 

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