|When Kev & Linda's away, Barney will play.|
On Sunday we managed to get the passerelle (gang plank) fitted. San ended up with bruises on her chest from leaning over the side to hold it while I drilled the holes and bolted it on. What should have been about an hours work ended up being three but this was mainly due to an acquaintance from earlier in the year finding out where we were and visiting us for an hour. Note to self: Must hide better next time!
|Passerelle all fitted and working|
|Team meeting under the shade of Harry's solar panels.|
|Just take the bloody twigs out!!|
|Our 213 Kg of olives going into the mill.|
|Coming out as Popeye's girlfriend.|
Once again we had a great time getting the harvest in and watching the milling process, much to the amusement of the locals.
Yesterday the weather broke a little and throughout the day the wind gradually increased to force seven with gust of force eight. This bounced our little boat around somewhat. It lasted all night and into this morning but we have managed to come through it unscathed. Sanny did remarkably well and actually slept from eight o'clock last night until seven this morning so that bodes well. We have found a couple of minor leaks during the thunder storms we had during the night and this morning but nothing too serious.
Around midnight last night I heard some clattering outside in the howling wind and went out to investigate. I found a wheelie bin floating rapidly towards our boat. For those who don't know in Greece the bins are like the American dumpsters and will hold, I would guess, over a tonne if filled solid. Anyway I couldn't get it out of the water so I got some rope and tethered the floating binberg to the side of the quay and went to bed. This morning it had miraculously gone. I found it later where it should be with my rope still attached, SPOOKY.... I guess some people much stronger and fitter than I saw it there and rescued it.