Thursday May 10 Paleochora, Crete. This is a day I’ll never forget.

Written by Jack van Ommen on May 10th, 2012

An hour ago I read one of the most gratifying events I’ll ever experience again. I am not sure how much I wrote before on my blog about Melina and her father Costas. Last June 20 I wrote about meeting an American-Cypriot in Zimnecia on the Danube. A little over a month ago I had a comment from Melina on this posting and as it turns out Costas is her father she had been searching for  during her 41 years. I had an e-mail address for her of a half sister, but only today did she get a response and she has also in the meanwhile be able to talk to her father on the telephone. So, the long search is over. We all wish her, Costas and her half brothers and sisters much happiness to flow from this. There are some other very coincidental parts to this story. Melina was born in San Francisco, she lived in Tacoma and years earlier her father had also lived for a while in Tacoma and tended the bar at the Spar Tavern. Melina lives now with her American husband and children in London and she tells me that she now also found that she has two half brothers living in London….

I motored and sailed from Loutro to Paleochora and will be checking the weather forecast for my next moves. I have a good along the quay moorage.

Now that I have everyone’s attention: IS THERE A DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE? What is this purple spot? It has been a white spot. Nothing sensitive. But yesterday while on the beach it turned purple.

 

1 Comments so far ↓

  1. camelia says:

    Dear Jack
    About spot on hand, perhaps a spider bite, I had something like this, but the swell is strong and you start scratching the skin in the area.
    It can be an allergy to a drug or substance used, but if there are spots in other areas, only one is not normal.
    May be a skin fungus, should go to dermatologist, but also it would be normal to pear and other spots, not just one. But if is only that spot, it is possible to be bitten by some insect.

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