|The intrepid crew of "Jungle" L to R Dave, Tony, Keith, Mark and Les|
|Victorious after day one! Liz helps us down a couple of beers.|
|At the evening banquet|
|And some Greek bouzouki music into the bargain.|
|Lots of people eating more than they should|
The race had been sponsored by a Greek family who had lost a son to some Albanian pirates and used this to commemorate his passing. They supplied a free evening of food and drink at one of the local tavernas on the harbour front. The food was excellent and must have been continuously flowing for about two and a half hours with myriad jugs of wine always being passed about the table. After the food one of the Greek gents produced a bouzouki and the others encouraged the group of people to join in the merriment. We stayed in an hotel overnight and expected having the mummy and daddy of all hangovers in the morning but surprisingly all heads seemed clear the next day.
|Busy getting ready to set off for the second leg.|
|Mingling around the start line at Vathi|
I think I have a great deal to learn about competitive racing but it'll come given practice and some expert tutelage. Anyway, I've got all of two weeks before the next race!!!
Our Landlords arrived back home (next door villa to us) on Tuesday after driving all the way from England, I mean not going to Italy and getting a ferry across to Greece but taking the eastern European route through Romania, Bulgaria etc. They seem to have very much enjoyed the trip so that may become an option for another time when we drive back to the UK. They seemed very pleased to see us and we are going to have a meal together at the village taverna on Thursday night so that's something to look forward to.