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My Holiday diary

Firstly we had to get up at four o’clock in the morning to catch a flight at Gatwick. When we were there we ate breakfast at a nice cafe and I had a kids cooked breakfast.

Soon we had to get on the plane, it was really good. I listened to music on the plane and watched half of Gulliver’s Travels on the built in TV’s. When we arrived we got off and got on a coach to head for the marina. At the marina we found our boat and had a look around. Then went shopping and then went to a café were I had a Sprite and that was basically my lunch.

Sailing in Greece 2011

When we got back to the boat, we had a bit of chilling, then went to a cool place for dinner were I had a big portion of spaghetti and tomato sauce which was so big I couldn’t finish it. When we got back to the boat we put sheets on our beds and tried to get to sleep. Soon I had to rest on the sofa and I then went to sleep very quickly as there were lots of open windows in the saloon.

Arrival in Greece

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!

Here is our location