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273. Thassos Ablaze

11/09/2016

If you haven’t already spotted it on the internet, Thassos, where we flew this summer, is suffering the most dreadful forest fires. Our good friend Paschalis has sent us pictures taken from his flat across the water in Kavala, but he tells me that Kasaviti, the village in the mountains where he took us to the most wonderful restaurant, is at the heart of the area affected, in the flames you can see in the night time picture.

The hills just behind the airfield. If you look closely you can see the firefighting aircraft

The hills just behind the airfield. If you look closely you can see the firefighting aircraft

A firefighting aircraft dropping water on the blaze above the airfield

A firefighting aircraft dropping water on the blaze above the airfield

A Canadair firefighting aircraft at Kavala refilling with water.

A Canadair firefighting aircraft at Kavala refilling with water.

This night time shot shows the fire in the woods just above the airfield. It will be very close to the village where we ate such a wonderful meal in the restaurant.

This night time shot shows the fire in the woods just above the airfield. It will be very close to the village where we ate such a wonderful meal in the restaurant.

The view from Kavala. Thassos looks like a volcano.

The view from Kavala. Thassos looks like a volcano.

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