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12/09/22
« on: Monday, 12 September, 2022 @ 00:22:10 »
Kef fire risk 12/09/22: Medium

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8947 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.0351 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1177 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9661 €UR

Based on Alpha Bank exchange rates, these are widely used by exchange agencies in Greece.
Other banks likely to offer a different rate which may be marginally higher or lower.
Banks and foreign exchange offices normally charge standard 2% commission.
You may get a better rate changing your holiday money in advance at e.g the
Post Office.
NB: some f-ex agencies advertise "No Commission".
Invariably, they deduct commission before they (don't) advertise the rate.
Foreign exchange offices are businesses, not charities.


Ten day weather forecast for Kefalonia:
This is an overall forecast, due to the mountainous terrain the weather can be very localised.
Updated forecast @
weather.com

Day, Date   Hi°/Lo°   Wind sp   Wet   Forecast

Mon 12/09   28°/21°   29 km/h   07%   Sunny, winds probable
Tue 13/09   28°/20°   22 km/h   17%   Sunny
Wed 14/09   28°/20°   14 km/h   05%   Sunny
Thu 15/09   29°/21°   17 km/h   07%   Sunny
Fri 16/09   29°/21°   17 km/h   12%   Sunny
Sat 17/09   29°/22°   16 km/h   10%   Sunny
Sun 18/09   28°/21°   17 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud
Mon 19/09   26°/19°   19 km/h   19%   Sun & cloud
Tue 20/09   24°/17°   23 km/h   38%   Thunderstorms possible
Wed 21/09   23°/17°   21 km/h   34%   Isolated thunderstorms possible


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Re: 12/09/22
« Reply #1 on: Monday, 12 September, 2022 @ 00:24:19 »
Body of a 34 y-o foreign male recovered midday yesterday from Illingas beach, Sfakia, Crete.

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Re: 12/09/22
« Reply #2 on: Monday, 12 September, 2022 @ 00:45:17 »
Kef hasn't fared badly for bush fires this summer but there's growing concern that there's a pyromaniac / arsonist active in the area between Tzannata and Agios Nikolaos as local volunteers and Fire Service last night had to deal with the seventh fire in the area in recent weeks.

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In short, firesetting is a behavior, arson is a crime, and pyromania is a psychiatric diagnosis. Despite these distinctions, courts have erroneously applied these terms interchangeably.
Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law

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Re: 12/09/22
« Reply #3 on: Monday, 12 September, 2022 @ 00:55:08 »
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Prince Andrew to care for Queen's beloved corgis

Queen Elizabeth II's corgis are going to live with her son Prince Andrew and his ex-wife, the BBC has confirmed.
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-62870783

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Re: 12/09/22
« Reply #4 on: Monday, 12 September, 2022 @ 08:28:43 »
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Queen Elizabeth II's corgis are going to live with her son Prince Andrew and his ex-wife...

The scope for witty and/or satirical riposte is limitless!

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Re: 12/09/22
« Reply #5 on: Monday, 12 September, 2022 @ 17:49:02 »
OK, so he likes a couple of dogs.

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Re: 12/09/22
« Reply #6 on: Monday, 12 September, 2022 @ 17:51:10 »
Medium risk of bush fire on Kef tomorrow, according to civilprotection.gr

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Re: 12/09/22
« Reply #7 on: Monday, 12 September, 2022 @ 17:59:03 »
Fire broke out earlier this afternoon on a sailing yacht at anchor in Fiskardo bay, six occupants said to have been evacuated safely via tender to passing cruise boat. Fire fighting vessel from Patras likely to attend. No news as to cause of fire.


https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1193132/sailing-boat-on-fire-near-kefalonia/


Edit: photo from eKathimerini added

« Last Edit: Monday, 12 September, 2022 @ 18:07:34 by Maik »

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Re: 12/09/22
« Reply #8 on: Monday, 12 September, 2022 @ 18:18:13 »
Hm... Four sailboats caught fire in the Gouvia Marina on Corfu five days ago, on 07 September. Two injured in sailboat fire in Alimos marina earlier today. Now a yacht on fire in Fiskardo.

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Re: 12/09/22
« Reply #9 on: Monday, 12 September, 2022 @ 23:10:33 »
A big fire above Regina Dell Acqua hotel in Skala earlier this evening said to be pretty much under control now. Firefighters from Argostoli attended along with local volunteers, crews still on standby due to strong winds scattering smouldering ash. No reports of injury or damage to property. Yet.

Also a fire near Lakithra, possibly under control while still small.