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From Poros we took a ferry to Hydra, pronounced ‘EEEdra.’ A Hydra website says, “the entire island is a preserved national monument and there are no cars or mopeds allowed - anywhere! On Hydra you get about on foot or by donkey.” So of the many donkey photos I took, the dilemma was: cute or educational? I’ve been so educational lately, I decided to cut loose and go for cute.
Someone decided a truck was needed for garbage. The drivers were clearly entranced with their vehicles. They must have picked up the trash five times in the hour we sat beside the Ľ mile road ringing the harbor. I guess there’s just something about guys and their trucks!! Clearly there was a requirement that waste be picked up, perhaps this photo illustrates why donkeys have been so widely replaced by small trucks in the Greek islands. There was also a water scoop that was used to wash off the dock area where the donkeys were billeted.
While there was much use of donkeys for freight; few people rode the donkeys. Leave it to Larry to get the to get the best shots of the donkey riders. It requires a lot of confidence to ride these fellows without looking like a doofus.

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