Nisos Leros 37:07.8N 26:50.9E
Sue & Alan
Mon 9 May 2016 16:55
I KNOW how to keep a good woman happy.........
Enjoyed another mid-afternoon nosh ashore today. Did bit of shopping and invested in a cute-lookin' cake for supper tonight. Just €2 for the most delicious-lookin' cake in Lakki?
Enjoyed yet another day, this time on donk with no wind so 21NM as the crow flies and that's all we did. Flat calm seas all the way. Certainly a pleasant change despite burning diesel. As a result were at Partheni (N end of Liros) on one of Agmar Shipyard's mooring buoys just after midday, sparkling and fresh. We decided to go do a recci and check-out the boatyard and eat at the local taverna. We couldn't get into the boatyard, which has all-round fencing (only accessible by yachties already there with a key) so we could only offer sympathetic looks from the outside when we saw people working on their boats. The taverna is opposite the airport. The airport only gets 2 flights a day so it's exceptionally quient..... so is the local taverna, who made us very welcome indeed. They made a mezzie from marinated octopus and pork souvlaki and it's a good as it gets. We entertained Jackie & Alan ( entertained couple new friends off s/y Miss Meg on buoy next to us) then enjoyed another splendid quiet overnight in calm waters.This morning, up at 7 and into the boatyard for opening time. I firstly asked to see the lady who receives all incoming emails. Stunner with the name Irene. So I introduced myself (very politely) and explained what I wanted. When Irene confirmed herself as the person (who speaks better English than I do) responsible for receiving and answering all incoming emails I couldn't resist asking why my three emails (sent over the previous two weeks) had received no reply. OK best move-on so we skipped the explanations and I was directed to the technical services manager. It turns-out their refrigeration technician is actually a 'contractor' who they refer to as a 'specialist'. Unfortunately they were unable to locate him. Vanished or taken refuge with aliens? Now I know the refrigeration guy may as well visit Ticketeeboo in a marina berth and not when on a mooring buoy outside the shipyard. Hence we're now in Lakki Marina (owned by Agamar Shipyard) 10NM south. Latest news is that the refrig-man has been freed and will visit us tomorrow morning. Between 8 and 9 has been mentioned ............ but this is Greece! We'll see.