The bilges, cupboards, deck lockers and even the spare shower room are now bulging with food and drink stocks and I am left with a nagging feeling that maybe we have overdone the shopping slightly.
However when we are anchored off a beautiful reef in the Red Sea sipping our gin and tonics and enjoying the aroma of Greek Pork sizzling on the barbeque I am sure we will be glad we shopped till we dropped in Cyprus.
Apart from the enthusiastic provisioning we hired a car for
a couple of days and explored the
On Friday we visited a pretty Monastery followed by a tour of a local winery where we had a huge meze lunch, tasted all the wines and then bought boxes to take back to the boat.
On Saturday Carol introduced Lica and I to her good friend Maria who spent 5 hrs beautifying us – say no more !
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Pete prepared the barby and Carol took Mark and Gavin for a few beers.
After eating we ambled along to the local village, ‘Pissouri’ with its cobblestone streets and bustling bars and restaurants, plus the highlight of all - Andreas pancake hut.
The village is up high and there are great views of the mountains and the sea, the photo below is taken from Pete & Carol’s balcony.
A delightful place with a great atmosphere – we can see why Pete & Carol love living here.
It will be a 4.30am start on Monday morning with the aim of
Formalities of checking in and measuring ready for our transit of the Suez will all take place in Port Said.