Sat 4th Nov
The visit from Oliver, Mary, Jack & Frank has just finished having dropped them back to the airport this afternoon.
We were decidedly uncertain about the wisdom filling the boat with 6 people for 9 days but needn’t have worried. The 2 small ones were equal to 6 large from the noise aspect but once we established a few boat rules (earplugs
for the whole marina) and worked out that more than 30 seconds of time without structured activity wasn’t allowed, we rubbed along pretty well.
The fine weather helped and the access to several lovely beaches within walking distance essential. The boys spent more time in the water than out and although they started the holiday unable to venture beyond chest deep
they finished proficient swimmers -Jack without buoyancy and Frank with assistance from his life jacket.
We had a couple of sailing trips- one with an overnight anchorage and the other in choppy conditions that made for exciting dinghy rides ashore. We made the controversial trip to the Turkish side for ruins and cake. We
played happy families most evenings. Donkey was attempted but proved a little too complicated for some.