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Chris and Alison
Fri 25 Mar 2022 20:56

We arrived  back in Greece on the 17th March to light warm winds and bright sunshine. Unfortunately that was not to last, that night the wind howled in our rigging, and all the other rigging of the boats around us and it was freezing. The toilet block and shower block have no heating and the doors are left open all the time so they are very cold and you have to run the water for a very long time for the hot water to come through, but at least there is hot water. This carried on for the whole of our first week in Greece. We tried the diesel heating and thank goodness this works a treat, so in the evening we batten down the hatches, put the heating on and get warm. The wind has been blowing a steady 20 - 40 knts day and night from the N. However, pre-season jobs are being undertaken and crossed off the list.

Muskrat looks like a very small dinghy as she is sandwiched between some very large yachts but this has been a god send as this means we have had some protection from the wind. There is no one else around in the boatyard, other than the yard workers and there doesn’t appear to be any live-aboard community apart from one other yacht, so we have had the entire yard and facilities to ourselves.

Today however the wind abated and the day dawned bright and sunny with warmth in the air. Light winds meant we could get the antifouling done. so we spent five hours under Muskrat’s hull painting. Again, this year we are only putting one coat on as that was all that was needed last year and we still hope to put Copper Coat on in the near future so we don’t want layers of antifouling to take off when we do that. Muskrat now has shiny topsides and a fresh coat of paint on her hull to she is looking ready for the next adventure to the southern Dodecanese Islands and Turkey. 

Launch date is the 31st March.