Well, it's just a quicky this week and no photo's 'cos I've not had the time to take any (or to be more honest they would just be a repeat of last weeks). That is because it's been all hands on deck to get Lesanda looking at her best before we set off into the wild blue yonder next week for Greek Easter. We have just about finished all the scheduled jobs we had set out to do now just the winter cockpit tent to be taken down and replaced with the bimini shade and the stainless steel to polish really.
The inflatable boat has been pumped up and cleaned to with an inch of it's life and is now floating happily beside the "mother ship". All the mosquito nets have been fitted to the windows but not early enough to stop Sanny being mauled by one as big as a rather large thing the other night. It got her five times on the hand, arm and ear, I just had to deal with the incessant moaning later so I got ear ache as well.
Tony, Liz, Sandra and I retrieved both our life rafts from Vournikas yesterday and stored them in Tony's house until we move on to new pastures next year. We won't need it in the southern Ionian as we have the dingy in tow all the time with us it's really there for passage making. Anyway I think that that was the last thing we had left up at Vournikas so I suppose that's the end of one era.
We've replaced the transom shower this morning, that was the one which was causing the flooding in the bilges a couple of months ago. Up to now this one seems to be behaving itself. I think that that's the last thing we are going to spend any money on this year, there are a few things which will needs to be done later in the season when we get pulled out but other than that it'll have to wait until next winter. As a whinging pensioner and a Yorkshire one at that, I think my wallet needs a long summer holiday.
Oh well as I said just a quicky, hopefully more to say next week.
Thursday, 25 April 2013
Thursday, 18 April 2013
|Welcome home Sanny!|
Sandra arrived back from the UK on Thursday on her £14.99 Ryan air trip from Leeds Bradford airport to Corfu. How do they do it for that sort of price? Anyway I met her at the airport with a taxi and we caught the ferry back to Igoumentisa and had a lovely drive home and then out for a meal that night.
On Saturday Debbie and Jez set off on their caravanning expedition into the wilds of the Penepolese, which is the southern part of mainland Greece, although I suppose since the Corinth canal was built it's technically an island. They seem to be having a great time and sent us some photos one of which I'll share here of the Dhiakoptos railway, which looks very fascinating and worth a visit for anyone visiting the area. Thanks for the photos you guys.
|Dhiakoptos Railway (Thanks D&J)|
On Monday we were asked by the assistant marina manager if we would move our mooring onto another pontoon to make way for the rapd influx of charter boats which are now going back into the water pending the start of the season. We knew this would happen as they originally said that we could only stay where we were for the winter so that was fine. We were given the choice of several places to "park" but decided on H pontoon nearest to the town where we can watch the comings and going on the town quay.
|Our new view from the back of the boat.|
|Stripped off and ready for a serious scrub down.|
|Cleaned polished and tent back up.|
Anyway Liz has returned home to Greece from the UK yesterday so another little ray of sunshine descends on the land of the gods. Bliss.....
Thursday, 11 April 2013
|Trimmed up |
|Front garden whipped into shape|
|Alterations at Igoumenitsa port and ANEK coming in.|
|More civil engineering (in spite of austerity)|