Last Few Days

6 Sep

Our cruising season ended with Desert Dream at anchor in the narrow bay of San Stefano on Corfu. It’s a strange place, undeniably pretty with excellent tavernas and yet.. In all honesty I think it’s more touristy and British dominated than Benidorm. Just because you’re more likely be disturbed by a Hooray Henry than a Lager Lout doesn’t make it less so. Personal opinion, of course, and we had a great couple of nights there.

Anyway, with thunderstorms threatening again we headed back to the marina. There was a lot to do to put the boat “to bed” before we could leave her for the winter months and as much of it was on the outside we needed to get in before the rain set in. So with engine serviced, water maker (which is still costing more money, incidentally) winterised, salt water washed off, cockpit wood scrubbed and oiled, sails secured, dinghy deflated etc, etc, we’re sitting out the last few days in the rain, waiting to go home.

To top it all our dongle has stopped working. We’ve no idea why as there should be plenty left on there but we’ve given up on it and are now struggling with the rather tenuous marina WiFi. I’ll try to post this but there’s no way pictures will upload, I’m afraid.

It’s been a thoroughly enjoyable sailing season despite the odd close encounter with a bucket. We’ve been to new places and met new people, some of whom we hope will become firm friends. With one or two things still to be sorted, hopefully over the winter months, the boat is definitely feeling like our home from home and has lived up to her name. That doesn’t mean I’m not looking forward to a real bed, though. And a bath. Oh, and flushing toilets. You get the picture.

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6 Responses to “Last Few Days”

  1. Brummytezza September 6, 2016 at 7:21 pm #

    Cathy – have you heard about the Javea forest fires?

    • lamputts September 6, 2016 at 7:53 pm #

      Someone commented on them today. It sounds really awful. Have you heard how badly the area has been affected?

      • Brummytezza September 7, 2016 at 10:08 am #

        I think about 100 homes were destroyed with many more damaged. Areas near Arenal and Benitachell were affected. A number of separate fires started by a teenage arsonist. We’ll see for ourselves in 3 weeks time.

      • lamputts September 7, 2016 at 11:27 am #

        Hope they managed to catch the culprit. A troubled youth, no doubt, but I just don’t understand what makes someone want to set fires. I guess they just do it for the excitement. We’ll be there just ahead of you probably so will let you know if we hear any more.

  2. GeorgieMoon September 6, 2016 at 7:40 pm #

    I’ve loved ny bed, bath and flushing loo, and definitely the washing machine, over the last four weeks! I’m loathe yo give them up, and am steeling myself for my return to Greece on Monday….

    • lamputts September 6, 2016 at 7:57 pm #

      Oh, the washing machine! And ironed clothes. Funnily enough, though, I’m not looking forward to having to spend time on my hair. At least it should have stopped raining when you get back to Greece. Where is Tim holed up?

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