Evie B wrote:Oh Hydriot, you are so lucky to be able to spend so much time on Hydra. I am so envious.
Yes, of course I am
... but I don't want forum members to imagine I am just lazing around on the beaches here or boozing at the Roloi. I am working.
Since I am paying municipal taxes in Greece and UK wherever my carcass happens to be, and since I have organised my life so that I can run most things via the internet (the classic 'virtual office'), it's not a hard decision to be here where the temperature at this time of year is usually not less than 20C. (I am wearing a short-sleeved shirt right now)
BUT ... two weeks ago we also had daily thunderstorms, and on Tuesday and Wednesday the island was completely cut off, because the puny Flying Dolphins can't get out of Piraeus if the wind is about Force 5 or 6 and from the south. So life on Hydra outside the tourist season does have its challenges too.