Poros 16th May, 2019.
16th May, 2019.
We are still on the quay and awaiting our outboard to
return. Could be today or perhaps tomorrow who knows
this is Greece! It is a lovely place to be with great
walks along the quay and little lanes up into the old
town checking out the shops and spotting the
restaurants with a view.
Yachts come and go everyday and we have met some
very nice people.
We had entertainment the other night when Bollywood
was in town filming on the quay with actors and
dancers waiting for the sunset. Unfortunately for them
a cloud came and dampened the sunset and suddenly
their opportunity was gone and it was a wrap. The
lights were all packed away and the whole group
disappeared into the restaurants.
Another boat has seen three young dolphins in the bay
so we will keep our eyes open when we are able to
After two days of registering for the Greek cruising tax
we were able to print it and pay at the post office. We
are now officially all paid up for this year. Not sure
why we are celebrating having to paid about 105 euros
a month but the whole process took so long it was such
a relief to pay. Many have given up and are going to
agents to get the job done and others are going to ignore
it and wait and see if anyone asks them for the receipt
and if they do say we don’t know anything about it as
there are no leaflets or forms other than on line and if
you don’t have a computer on board why would you
know. Next year will be different as when the Depka
needs stamping they will need to see your cruising tax
payment. The silly thing is it was launched on line on
the 9th May but no one could get through and then the
site went down for maintenance and like Jim who
registered with his email address never got a reply so
we had to resort to using mine and that worked. Jim did
try and re-register but it said his email address wasalready being used.