End of Season 

6 Oct

 We’ve bought Desi into the marina for the end of season jobs. Not that I’ll be doing many of them, I’ll head home and leave the messy bits to Neil. We’d stayed out as long as we could this time but I confess to the usual pleasure of returning to our berth. No sooner was the lazy line on and I was heading for the shower. And a hair wash. Ah, yes, oodles of shampoo, oodles of conditioner and oodles and oodles of hot water and all without having to clean the entire room.

My revelling in ample hot water, shore power and flushing toilets does, however, mask what a wonderful time we’ve had over the last few weeks. The weather has been pretty much perfect, give or take an occasional shower, which has meant lots of walks in beautiful places, discovering paths we didn’t know existed. It has also gradually become quieter and quieter. The chartered boats are now few, tripper boats almost empty (or filled with singing Greek pensioners!) and we haven’t seen a single flotilla for at least a fortnight.

To be frank, our faith in spending time in the Ionian has been renewed. Blissful days at anchor in uncrowded picturesque bays were alternated with favourite resorts, Desi effortlessly tied to the quay. And there you have it: peaceful and relaxing with minimal stress. But it’s time to leave before half-term brings the final onslaught and everywhere shuts down. On to the next adventure.

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4 Responses to “End of Season ”

  1. GeorgieMoon October 6, 2017 at 7:32 pm #

    We are still keeping going until we fly back on 15th. I’ll feel happy and sad at the same time. Happy to get back to all those things that you miss too – endless running water, proper flushing toilets, washing machine, comfy chairs etc. But I’ll be sad to miss the sunshine and the easy way of life. We’re definitely enjoying Lakka in the quiet season. Even did some sunbathing yesterday! I hope your winter goes well. Do you have any plans?

    • lamputts October 7, 2017 at 8:10 am #

      The dull and windy weather here in Corfu at the moment is definitely making it easier to head back although it looks like there’ll be at least another week of sunshine for you. We have a few weeks in the UK but will be on our way to Spain for the winter which is home from home. Enjoy the rest of your time in Greece and I’ll look forward to reading about what you get up to over winter.

  2. Stuart Wartalski October 18, 2017 at 5:27 am #

    Greetings. We’ve been following your blog for years and now as we prepare for our sail from Malta to Corfu in the spring there are lots of questions to be answered. Are you up for some correspondence given your detailed knowledge of the area? Many thanks.

    • lamputts October 18, 2017 at 6:03 am #

      Thanks for following the blog, Stuart. Always happy to answer questions on here if I can help. I do recommend the YBW Forum http://www.ybw.com/forums/index.php as a great resource for all sorts of questions – definitely worth registering (free and no spam or anything)

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