Thank you

I’d like to thank all of you who sent me words of commiseration and encouragement over the last two days. I was touched by all the positive energy, sometimes from people I hadn’t spoken to in years.


I’m finding it difficult at this moment to answer each and every one separately, while the news are still full of updates, tragic stories and horribly depressing photos. Even worse, there are still a lot of people missing—I can’t imagine what their families and friends are going through.

I’m so sad Greece has again made the front pages for such a dreadful reason—it seems our troubles are never ending.

The beach below is Kokkino Limanaki (the little red port) where we often go to swim. It had beautiful pine trees above a red cliff and a lovely view of the island of Euboea. Many people tried to escape from there.



When the wind is blowing, fire changes direction with the speed of lightning. Sometimes there are only a few meters between hell and safety.


All photos from Google. Please DM for credit.

38 thoughts on “Thank you”

  1. Dear Marina, This is heart breaking indeed. We are great saddened. I cannot find a good email for you. If you could please drop me a note so I can at least keep in touch with you. I understand there is a lot going on there and do not wish to take up your time with anything lengthily. Just looking to keep in contact.

    Our best wishes and prayers to you, your family and Greece. Franklin & Ilona.


  2. Oh my! I had no idea you were so close to this tragic blaze. I hope that you are getting the support you need. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help!


  3. As if Greeks haven’t suffered enough already (from EU troubles back through a military takeover. a civil war, the German occupation, the population exchange, the centuries long harsh Turkish rule. . . my friends have these memories in their families, and im sure you do too). Still, a spirirt lives there. May it rise again.


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