And according to the news website the locals are doing their bit to remove the stockpiled rubbish on the outskirts of Roda. They set fire too it. Happened two nights in a row. The toxic cloud must have been great. It is no use glossing over the rubbish problem to keep the tourists coming. They just have to arrive and drive past the piles and if first timers it will be their last. I love Corfu and especially Roda but I don't wear blinkers.
Must admit, on our travels we saw lots of large piles of rubbish which do look unsightly, however, these were mostly away from the main tourist roads. On our way to the airport on Sunday, just outside Roda we saw two men with a large digger type machine loading all of the rubbish into skips, presumably for taking to landfill/disposing of. It’s not as if no effort is being made, and personally I don’t think it’s as bad as it was a couple of years ago.
Totally agree, Wendy - and did it spoil your holiday? I doubt that you would let it. Unfortunately, there are some who have made a mission out of this issue and they are probably the ones who would let it ruin their holidays. It is a problem and it does need sorting, but maybe many of us love Corfu because of its imperfections ...
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I HAVE BEEN SPENDING MY HOLIDAYS IN RODA SINCE THE 1980'S...........AND THE RUBBISH HAS NEVER WORRIED OR BOTHERED ME...IT GETS TAKEN WHEN POSSIBLE.........I DON'T GO THERE TO PICK HOLES, I GO BECAUSE I LOVE THE PLACE & IT'S PEOPLE,THE BEACH,THE SEA,THE TAVERNA'S
I agree with you, kaz - there are many who say they love Corfu but will not come back because of the rubbish. That sounds a bit like conditional love to me, whereas you reflect the feelings of the majority who do love the island - warts and all.
If you are staying centrally in Roda, having a resort holiday only, using the beach, local tavernas then you wouldn't know there was a problem on the Island, apart from what you see on your transfer from airport. Roda has done a very good job keeping the resort clean.
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