Strolling through the narrow walkways in Mykonos town,
popping into the many shops, I was enjoying the atmosphere
of island life. Suddenly, I started to hear a rapid grunting
noise and wondered what is was. All of a sudden, around the
corner of one Mykonos' many boutiques came a huge Pelican
being chased by a gaggle of tourists. Well, needless to say
,I was quite amused at the sight and knew that this was
"Petros" the pelican, the island mascot.
Petros was smart enough to jump into one of the tavernas where
he was promptly fed some fish by the staff.
Petros is beautiful and is a charming reminder that even
birds live an idyllic life on this lovely island. Rumour has
it that Petros has a girlfriend, "Irina". No sign of her,
but what a lucky girl!
If you see Petros, don't chase him, try to snap a picture and
let him continue in his travels down the many laneways. He
is really a treasure.