The water today is so, so blue. And take-your-breath away cold. It’s the best send-off possible, next to a table full of taramosalata, tzatziki and saganaki. Which is why an evening swim and a big, gluttonous dinner, will bring my Santorini summer to a close.

I will be back next year, but only for a visit. I am, contentedly, finished with working here and plan on next year’s visit to constitute nothing but this …

See you all in Germany.