That turn-out for the first FGT of the season is not really very surprising at all - - - as, if you check Pete's list of those Forum members who have given their holiday dates at rodaonline.proboards.com/thread/4990/booked-2015 there is absolutely no one listed for this week !!!
Has any thought ever been given to holding FGT’s at the often forgotten/unknown Acharavi end of the village?
This question does have a personal root to it, as my family ran a bar at that end (Blue Bay, which became Gallery and is now a travel shop next to Spiros Banos’ supermarket). We often had people that would wander along on rainy days and would tell us that they didn’t realise that there was anything beyond the bridge (i.e. past Harbour Bar). I realise that the centre is the heart of the village and that the likes of Brandy Shop and The Boathouse are small but expect they could still accommodate FGT’s at the beginning or end of the season.
Aside from this I have long since thought that another groin should be put in the sea further down that way and I found it quite distressing seeing how little road there is left near Nino’s. I spoke with Andreas (Harbour Bar) about this and he hinted that there are local politics within the council at the heart of this.
This is just a friendly suggestion and is certainly not written with any malice (I wouldn’t want another post going off in a confused tangent).
I couldn’t agree with you more, Antony - that area of Roda, which is known as Perama, deserves a lot more support. I think The Boathouse has done a lot to get people to return once they have found it, and the new terrace at Jon & Michelle’s bar is a very popular spot.
The first thing to say is that we only hold FGTs at venues that support RodaOnline and, beyond the bridge, there is only Nino’s & Venus. The same problem applies to other supporters such as Tropicana, Melinda, Metallinos and Oasis, but we have asked members before if they would attend FGTs at these places. Unfortunately, no one wants to venture far out of the village centre.
Again, I agree about extra groynes and we can already see the effect this year of what is there now. How much of the problem is politics and how much is down to cost, it is hard to say. One day, maybe ...
janiemou: Are you surviving the rain Kaz?
Jun 12, 2019 16:35:23 GMT 2
kaz: Just about janiemou..its raining now,,grey skies and windy its " s'windy, loved your pics of the sea....not been up on the sea wall since accident, maybe soon,getting around I bit better now............rain just stopped!! strange weather?? take care xx .
Jun 13, 2019 10:30:37 GMT 2
kaz: Hope you are both well Jan & Steve and enjoying the Roda sun!!!....the days here have been dry but humid,phew..........not able to get to Roda again this year ( I miss it so much) never mind, one day..take care, love Kaz & Rosie xxx
Jul 15, 2019 16:43:37 GMT 2
janiemou: Hi Kaz,I had pretty good weather when on quick trip back to the UK, not been so good since I have been back. Hopefully it will be better tomorrow.
Jul 16, 2019 14:36:06 GMT 2
kaz: Hi Janiemou.........as you may have heard, we had a Heat Wave for two days here.....my was it hot?? shouldn't complain though only it hasn't stopped raining to-day...we can't win can we?? Hope you and Steve are keeping well and still enjoying life.........
Jul 27, 2019 16:04:20 GMT 2
kaz: Not able to make Roda again this year.....family holidays in progress!!!So it will be just me n Rosie up on the sea wall!!! take care..love Kaz xx
Jul 27, 2019 16:07:29 GMT 2
janiemou: Oh Kaz, we will miss you, as will Roda.
Jul 27, 2019 17:37:57 GMT 2
kaz: I will miss you to...............one day a?
Aug 3, 2019 13:00:50 GMT 2
kaz: Nice cooling rain here in Kent after 2days of sweltering SUN...shouldn't complain though should I.....I have friends on their way to Roda at the wkend staying at the Afroditi, I expect you will know them..........just wish I could be there with them. Enjoy
Aug 28, 2019 20:34:49 GMT 2
kaz: Just got on my 'puter..thanks for missing me!!...I am there in spirit (always)just wish my BODY was !!!never mind, next year with luck ( before I have to use a walking frame!!!)glad the weather is good for you all....hold on, just want to wipe the tears
Sept 11, 2019 19:50:02 GMT 2
kaz: Now my puter is playing up.......I cant win
Sept 11, 2019 19:53:37 GMT 2
kaz: Hope Forum meetings are going well?? I miss them too xxxx
Sept 11, 2019 20:01:03 GMT 2
kaz: Weather in Kent is very hot...........still not as nice as being in Roda!!!
Sept 17, 2019 16:19:06 GMT 2