Three chears for UPS and Hydrovane

Rob & Sarah Bell
Mon 14 Sep 2009 19:38
36:53.4N 27:18.1E

Monday 14th September

Tom left us at midday heading for Bodrum airport and home. Poor lad did not
pick the best week weather wise, but he is no sun worshipper as it happens.

We set sail for Kos again although there was little to no wind today and so
we motored all the way! Crossed paths with a small cruise ship on the way,
but looking at it through the binoculars it was clear that it was empty bar
just one person in the saloon. It is very obviously the end of the season
everywhere as we pass empty beaches and half full restaurants and we are
seeing lots of un-booked charter yachts moored up in the marinas.

Arrived at Kos marina around 2.30 pm and were ushered into our berth. Went
into reception to sign in and joy of joys, I could see our Hydrovane parcels
had arrived bang on time. Hats off to the general manager of the marina,
Antonis Drosus who kindly let us use his address for the packages and who
kept us informed about things by email. Also a big well done to UPS who
offer a brilliant service. You can track the item almost all the way online
and they always promised to deliver on the 14th and so they did. Antonis was
impressed when he got an email from UPS to tell him that they were
delivering shortly and then just 5 minutes later the van pulled up outside
his office.

We then had an energetic hour trying to refit the new hydrovane shaft and
Sarah proved herself to be rather more than just an able assistant!

Nice marina and excellent facilities although it is impossible to get a
berth at weekends as the place is packed full with charter boats turning
round. Midweek is great as it is half empty. Very good rates and free power,
water and Wi-Fi.