The Hydra Bench: trees & bushes!!

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The Hydra Bench: trees & bushes!!

Post by jarkko » Mon May 25, 2020 7:45 pm

We have a new report from Lakis.
Hydra has been totally closed - no passenger boats between Piraeus and Hydra before this week. All restaurants, taverns, cafés, hotels have been closed (with the exception of take-away food, served by some restaurants). Only a few shops have kept open.

Today things are slowly changing: the restaurants and hotels have permission to re-open. Boats go again to and from Piraeus. This is a positive turn but it is clear that the 2020 tourist season will be short. Next weeks most visitors will be Greek citizens as international flights to Athens are only slowly re-starting, and it's not known yet when the day cruises to a number of islands, including Hydra, will begin again.

Lakis also told us that now we have trees and bushes around our LC Bench. See photos below!!


Looks great, and with time the trees and bushes will offer a nice shadow for those who are sitting on our bench!
Thanks to Lakis for the good news!
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Re: The Hydra Bench: trees & bushes!!

Post by Goldin » Mon May 25, 2020 8:09 pm

So nice to hear the news from Hydra, thanks for sharing it, Jarkko!
Let's hope things are going to improve soon — everywhere, just like nearby our lovely bench :razz:
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Re: The Hydra Bench: trees & bushes!!

Post by anneporter » Mon May 25, 2020 8:24 pm

Beautiful! Thanks, Jarkko and Lakis.
The longing for Hydra is strong right now...
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Re: The Hydra Bench: trees & bushes!!

Post by HugoD » Mon May 25, 2020 11:53 pm

Thanks for the update, looks great 👍. I sincerely hope that we can visit the island June next year and we all can enjoy the shade of the trees during the Hydra meetup.
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Re: The Hydra Bench: trees & bushes!!

Post by Mabeanie1 » Tue May 26, 2020 12:15 am

Thanks for the update Jarkko (and Lakis). It;s good to see that the trees and bushes are in place at last.

We were originally booked to leave for Hydra tomorrow morning. We had no choice but to cancel but I miss it like crazy. It's going to be a long wait till 2021.

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Re: The Hydra Bench: trees & bushes!!

Post by MaryB » Thu May 28, 2020 6:00 pm

Thank you Jarkko and Lakis for the update. Here's hoping that we all feel safe in travelling to Hydra in 2021. Like others, I miss it so much....
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Re: The Hydra Bench: trees & bushes!!

Post by Andrew (Darby) » Sat May 30, 2020 7:08 am

Thanks Jarkko... lovely to see! :D

I’ve also been missing Hydra, particularly as I’m now reading Polly Samson’s ‘A Theatre for Dreamers’, which beautifully conjures up everything about Hydra I relate to and, of course, what it means for us as Cohenites. 8)

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Re: The Hydra Bench: trees & bushes!!

Post by B4real » Sun May 31, 2020 3:57 am

That's good to know, thanks Jarkko!
Great to see some greenery.

That bush does seem close to the sign but maybe it's just the camera angle.

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