Poros 21st June, 2013.
The Navy college in Poros has a grand tradition in which
every morning at 8 a.m. the flag is raised to the sound of a trumpet and again
at 8 p.m. when the flag is ceremoniously taken down. Many people stop what they are doing and
We are still out on anchor as the wind is still gusting 6 or 7 at times. The forecasts outside of this little bay where we are surrounded by mountains show constant strong winds which should stop by Sunday and by next week looks like we will all be motoring around. Being on anchor we can swim whenever we want which is a blessing as we have beautiful sunshine all day and if it manages to creep under the bimini makes us very hot.
We spotted on the pontoon a Fisher 30 which is the same model of Fisher we had over thirty years ago. We spoke to the gentleman and he had had the boat new since 1978 and keeps it in the marina near Athens town. This is the first we have seen since we left England in 2009. Then within a few hours an English couple appeared with a Fisher 34 which they had brought all the way from the UK over several years.
Jim had a leak in the floor of the dinghy which he has now repaired. I have been hiding from the sun cleaning the cooker. Always lots of little jobs to do!