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Lefkada

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  • Day605

    Lefkas Marina All settled

    December 11, 2018 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

    Well we have now put some more fuel on board, we were going to fill up but diesel was 1.689 a litre so only put in enough to avoid condensation in the tank. We had seen at the fuel pumps at a garage just out of town on the way to the supermarket that diesel is 1.48 at the pumps! We shouldn’t have been surprised, like the Marinero said,who helped us moor, the only thing you can do for free in this marina is pee!!
    Well we found a laundry after wandering round town for a bit with a couple of full bags, problem was the one we went to couldn’t do the wash till Friday and we were both a bit too short of underwear to wait that long. We are now on our winter berth G10 luckily it’s nice and close to a toilet and shower block and seems like it will be well sheltered.
    We have made contact with the stalwarts of the Marina live aboard, or used to, community. We are booked on a Christmas Lunch at Vliho Yacht Club, that’s near Nidri to the south but there is a minibus to collect and return us and they are able to cater for John. He is a very happy bunny 🐰 as today, following directions from the marina cafe staff we found a bakery that cooks gluten free bread daily for only €1.30 a loaf. Through the ‘friends of Lefkas Marina’ Facebook page we have also found a baker prepared to try to make John a GF meat pie! Not sure if she has any idea how difficult GF pastry can be!
    We are going to the quiz night on Wednesday, and there is a happy hour in the Marina cafe/bar on Thursday when we should be able to meet more people. Today I went to knit and natter so have learnt a new knitting skill I can now ‘make one’ ( for those not in the know that means adding in a stitch). There is a walking group that meet on a Sunday morning as well as bridge and ballroom dancing, we have decided to give the last two a miss for now.
    Our Christmas lights up, this year we have some internal and some external, it’s raining right now so photo to follow. We have also received some Christmas presents, thank you Pampers! Th3 towns Christmas lights are also good and I hope we have a dry evening when I can take some photos.
    The gym, which is 159m from mooring is basic but has everything I need and the classes seem good did a Pilates with the ring class today and am expecting to ache a little tomorrow but still booked in for Pilates on the Swiss ball.
    We haven’t done any of the maintenance jobs yet but have visited lots of chandlery shops to price up kit and supplies so are running it of excuses now, maybe tomorrow if it’s not raining.
    Well all the best feel free to email us about your Christmas plans etc or just to confirm that someone is reading this.
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  • Day642

    Keeping busy

    January 17 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    So when the weather is decent we are outside sanding, varnishing and painting but when it’s lousy (wet and windy) it’s harder to find things to do. Fortunately one of my new friends was kind enough to lend me a sewing machine and I have made mosquito nets for all the portholes and blackout curtains for the bow cabin port holes. I am also able to work on my knitting skills, there is a knit and natter group ( tues afternoons) and they have shown me lots of new stitches and techniques. The photo is of a baby sleeping bag I knitted for Gabe and Mark’s daughter who was born on December 27th. I am now working on a new one for Sam and Nathan’s new addition.
    We go cycling in the morning if it’s dry, then there’s walking on Sundays if the sun is shining, here are some photos from Last weeks walk, forecast for this week not great so might not go anywhere.
    Quiz nights are on Wednesdays, John and I have for the last three weeks been last, the only way to go from here is up!
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  • Day631

    Epiphany (Twelfth Night) in Lefkas

    January 6 in Greece ⋅ 🌙 5 °C

    Today we walked to the bridge in town to watch the Epiphany celebrations. There was the local marching band, after there arrival the priests blessed the water and then people threw last years oranges in the water and dunked the new ones three times. Apparently you keep the dunked oranges in your house for the year to bring you luck. After that young men lads really jump in the water to try to be first to reach the wooded cross the priests threw in, the one to get it will have luck throughout the year.Read more

  • Day659

    Wacky Walkers

    February 3 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    So today’s walk gave us some great views, I’m not in the photo as prior to this I went ahead to look for a route with Ian and we were then left behind😠.Luckily everyone made it to lunch OK. The boat is in the Villa pool you can rent it through AirBnb.
    Other piccy is one Victoria took while doing a walking photography tour in Lefkas, we were on our way to the repair cafe in Z bar where John repaired a chair and table. Other people were doing electrical appliances, sewing, knitting and recycling by weaving plastic and crocheting plastic bags, all very ECO. I just drank coffee and chatted.Read more

  • Day603

    Lefkas Marina

    December 9, 2018 in Greece ⋅ 🌧 14 °C

    We travelled from Meganisi a whole 4miles to Nidri where we moored alongside on what turned out to be a private pontoon. But on the way we stopped so I could have another swim. We would have moored on the town quay but it was full of ferries taking a winter break. Fortunately the owner of the pontoon, Kelvin was very nice and didn’t charge us, also he has a team of English speaking engineers so might use them to service the injectors, apparently. We did manage to eat out in Nidri and there was even a choice but we were sold when we saw the very large pizza oven and warming flames. I had our first fish meal since arriving in Greece, sea bream and salad delicious, we have avoided fish up till now as very expensive and charged by the kg but this was €13 so quite reasonable, John had peppered steak.
    The next day Saturday we headed north around the Lefkas coast and arrived at Lefkas Marina after a final cruising week of glorious sunshine ☀️. On Friday it was so hot I had to seek the shade, seems ridiculous right now. Glad we’re here as 1 we needed a good long shower and 2 it’s now raining heavily and is due to continue for the next couple of days. Refer photo. So far we have been shopping and scoped out the nearest cafe, it’s warm and does a great milky coffee, we have even joined their ‘club’ so get reduced rate drinks including coffee, result! But still need to find a cheaper laundromat, there is one in the marina but they charge €15 to wash and dry an ordinary load which seems pricey. I have found the gym, which is on site and will join Monday, only because it’s closed on Sundays, today.
    If the rain lets up we are planning on going out for Sunday lunch and to try to find out about Christmas Day options.

    The Marina office isn’t open till Monday when we will ask for a berth the other side of the pontoon so the stern is facing south and bow is into prevailing wind so we can be as warm as possible. Greece is definitely going to be a cooler and wetter than Almerimar I just hope there are enough dry days to get the necessary winter maintenance done.
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  • Day625

    Happy New Year

    December 31, 2018 in Greece ⋅ 🌧 7 °C

    Here’s wishing everyone a happy and healthy 2019.
    As you can see the weather here in the Mediterranean is very British it’s cold, wet and windy!
    In preparation for the party tonight John and I helped to build some plastic screens to enclose the outside space and decorate the area.

    Καλή Χρονιά!: Happy New Year!
    We had an awesome night at the Porto Cafe New Years Eve Party well done Victoria Moores
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  • Day673

    JVK Birthday

    February 17 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 11 °C

    Our return trip from Athens was hassle free and we had some great views of the Gulf of Preveza where we are likely to spend some time next month before our lift out for antifouling and the 10year survey. We made a random purchase in Athens of a stylised fishing trawler that is also a light, we love it.
    On the Saturday night we had an Chinese night to attend at Vliho Yacht Club. It was a great meal, lots of variety, good company and alcohol free ginger beer all for the bargain price of €15 each.
    John’s Birthday was the following day and it was an odd way to spend a birthday but we took part in the Clean up your Gyras, which the equivalent of a Beach Clean we picked up litter on the north edge of the Lagoon both on the beach and on the lagoon. There was a huge amount of plastic and a lot of tyres as well as some fly tipping of electrical gubbins. But I definitely felt a sense of achievement after 3 hours of work John did pack up a bit earlier but OK it was his birthday.
    We have now settled back into the swing of things and have had some great weather, it was so good yesterday that unfortunately John felt the need to take off his shirt 🤪 while working, not sure the other marina residents were really ready for that. One Wednesday night we took part in the quiz again and managed a creditable third, which as our team mate Pieta put it means we are starting to fill our heads will too much useless knowledge.
    Today we said welcome to our boat guest Zinghy, who is with us for 10 days. He has settled in and made himself at home already.
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  • Day653

    Still in Lefkada

    January 28 in Greece ⋅ 🌧 12 °C

    Hello everyone sorry it’s been a while since last post, but we aren’t really doing much that seems worthy of a post. That said on Saturday we took a cycle to Plagia on the mainland with some of our new friends and Sunday there was a Porto Wacky Walkers outing so here are some photos I have taken off Facebook as we didn’t take the iPad with us.
    The photo of just me is because I got the ‘snowball’ question after the quiz on Wednesday and won the pot! Just pleased question wasn’t a tough one, ‘how old was Blue Peter in October 2018?’ Well I knew it was older than me and guessed at 60! In the quiz we improved marginally and were second to last.
    I have also attached a photo of the engine room to show the work John has been doing, for those in the know and who actually care we have cleaned insides of water storage tanks and John has fitted new hot water cylinder and pump as well as cleaning, sanding and repainting most of engine room. Things didn’t go completely smoothly with the water refit though, the pump came in it’s box but without instructions and the filter was inadvertently put on the out not the in and blew off yesterday so things got a little damp in the engine room, water spraying everywhere till I switched off the pump but all OK now thank goodness. I should say it is ridiculous how quickly and how often you forget that there is no running water and try to turn on the tap😋.
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