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  • Day5

    Vierter Tag: Bootstour

    July 26, 2019 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Um 8:00 ging es mit dem Shuttle nach Nidri, von dort aus zur Höhle von Papanikoli, weiter nach Meganissi und zur Insel Scorpio, die der Familie Onassi gehörte. Jackie Kennedy hatte hier einen Skandal->googeln:) (nicht jugendfrei😂)
    Abgerundet mit einem BBQ am Strand

  • 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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  • Day659

    Wacky Walkers

    February 3, 2019 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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  • Day680

    Cold spell

    February 24, 2019 in Greece ⋅ 🌬 9 °C

    We woke up this morning to snow on the hills, we should have realised it was a cold night when the cat came to join us in bed, (photos courtesy of Lefkada Press). Over night gusts reach 67knots but we are nice and sheltered on our mooring, others not so lucky so a few shredded foresails around and other cover damage.Read more

  • Day704

    Agias Nikitas

    March 20, 2019 in Greece ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C

    With John having Man flu this week, it was just me and Pete on the cycle up to Tsoukalades and then down to Agias Nikitas on the west coast, yet more stunning views, Lefkada island has some hidden treasures. On the way back we saw a wheelie bin that was being staked out by the local cats, and stopped for a great coffee in Tsoukalades at the top of the hill. Pete generously bought some of TTs (tall Tony’s) favourite cakes so we delivered them on the way back and at his flat I found some freesias, smelt them first obviously then saw them they remind me of Guernsey so much.
    This week was also a good one for me in the quiz our team won, the credit goes largely to Steve and Mags but I do remember getting one answer correct, how many points is the letter L worth in scrabble! Well done me.
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  • Day1

    Cruising again the start of the return

    March 25, 2019 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    We had a great last night in Levkas Marina there was even a party in our honour, well almost, it was both for the marina leavers and to celebrate the owners of the Porto Cafe having managed it for 5 Years. They provided nibbles a party cake and flowers for their staff.
    John was awarded a Golden Compass award for his carpentry skills having saved the New Years Eve party by constructing a wind proof surround for the outer area. Other awards were for eco warrior, cultural bridging, community spirit and a special one for Shadow the first marina baby 👶. It was a great night with Ugly Potatoes providing great live music and vocals.
    We left the Marina today, Greek Independence Day and headed south to Nidri just to check that all was well. We did encounter a small problem as we were preparing to leave, it looks like while tidying up some wiring and adding extra sockets John may have inadvertently removed the aerial cable for the small stand alone GPS unit!
    Tomorrow we plan to return to Lefkada town and anchor off for a night, this means I can go to knit and natter one last time before going to Preveza on Wednesday ready for a lift out on Friday at Ionian Boat Marina when we will start the re antifouling process.
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  • Day35

    Orthodox Easter in Greece

    April 28, 2019 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Just spent a wonderful day with Stephanie K and her family celebrating Easter Sunday in a typically Greek fashion with the whole family and lots of friends at the family villa just up the hill in Ligia. 3whole spit roasted lambs, dyed hard boiled eggs, that you use to try to crack your opponents egg, overall winner gets a year of good luck, lamb innards soup 🥣, name begins with a K, (surprisingly delicious) and wonderful patisserie style desserts.
    The previous evening we stayed up till midnight to attend the church service, see the icons on parade and light our candles from the light of Christ that gets flown to Greece by fighter jet from Jerusalem. We also got to hear a lot of giant banger and I mean giant, they hurt your ears. Photos of the parade to follow, will use those from the Lefkas press.
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  • Day35

    Easter Sunday early morning parade

    April 28, 2019 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    As I mentioned the flame of Christ is flown in and after a church service the priests light the congregations candles and the congregation then light everyone else’s candles. Unfortunately it was a bit windy and the candles kept blowing out but the idea is that the flames get carried to peoples homes to bless the houses and families for the coming year. This is also the ending of Lent and some families break their fast after the service eating meat and other blood related food stuffs for the first time in 40 days, others wait till Easter Sunday lunch. Part of this also involves walking the churches decorated icons around the town.Read more

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Lefkada, Λευκάδα

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