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Wordless Wednesday – Vessels, Thessaloniki, Greece

Sunday Photo 3

This photo was taken in Thessaloniki, Greece in 2006. We had arrived there on the overnight train from Konstantinopoli (Istanbul), the first such journey since my inter-rail days of the late ’80s & early ’90s. From then on until 2014, travels in the region, primarily by train, became a regularity, inspiring me to write On […]

When saying no is a cause for celebration……

Today is ‘Ochi’ day in Greece. Parades to mark the day that Greek PM Metaxas said a firm “No” to Mussolini have been celebrated in Greece ever since the end of WWII. I was lucky enough to see the Ochi Day Parade in Thessaloniki in 2008 and here is the relevant passage from my book […]

What Have The Greeks Ever Done For Us?

As the noose tightens around the neck of Greece and their smashing country folk feel devastated, abandoned, isolated and forlorn, I wonder if anybody has thought of the debt that the world owes this wonderful country? Democracy, Mathematics, Literature, Medicine, Art, Architecture, Theatre, Music, Sculpture, Science, Agriculture & The Olympics to name a few, were […]


I have been on vessels of all shapes and sizes from rowing boats to cruise ships from battle ships to pleasure boats and from submarines to a Chinese junk. You have already read accounts of my experiences on a paddle steamer, a foxtrot sub, a ferry boat, a kayak and some cruise ships, whilst there […]