I woke early and noticed the red tint from outside so I nipped on deck to take a photo from the pontoon of Nomad 1 in the sunrise. A great way to wake up I have to say. A leisurely breakfast, much walking around looking for parts we weren’t quite sure of at the chandlers and we bade farewell to Joe who had to work for a living today. Continue reading Great sunrise, marina crabbing – not much sailing
Today was not the charter flight hell we had anticipated. As we left the car outside the departures area it only took 35 minutes to check in & clear security before we were sat in Café Rouge ordering breakfast. Thomas Cook were excellent and a stark contrast to EasyJet last year. The plane took off only 5 minutes after schedule.
Boat hand over was simple too and after dumping our bags disappeared to get some provisions. The boat was as advertised in excellent condition and the marina not too bad at all. We’ll be sailing “Takis” – a 38 foot Bavaria Cruiser.
We unpacked fairly quickly (loads of storage space) and found dinner in the old town’s main square. Pizza for Tom & Harry (ordering with out fresh tomato meant no tomato sauce! They won’t be doing that again) and pasta for Joe. Pork/swordfish Souvlaki, tsatziki & Greek Salad for Helen and I.
The heat is not as scorching as we had feared and in fact the night was fairly chilly!
Started off with a lie in due the previous evening night sail.
Completed the man overboard drills under sail and then headed back to the marina where I sat a 3 hour paper on theory (general paper and navigation).
Dropped off 2 crew and picked up 2 more for the weekend.
Steak & Ringwood Ale pie for dinner.
What a view to wake up to. Enough said!