Now there are only 2 of us
Not a very good start to being on
our own. I was just about to go ashore about 8pm on Wednesday, 9th
July when, as Dick pressed the button on the remote, to lower the passarelle,
there was a hissing sound and there, below the passarelle was a huge pool of oil
and the whole thing was now inoperable. We really need to get the problem sorted
before we move across the
Had to bite the bullet and sail back to Marmaris to get the passarelle repaired. It also gives us the opportunity to get various other things repaired and sorted while we are here. Things always happen for a reason and now we are in a marina. Actually on the outside pontoon, sea side, but as near as dammit as far as a marina is concerned. We have 2 lazy lines holding the bows and at least 4 lines ashore.
It was fortunate that we were tied up safely as the evening of the day we arrived in the marina, a squall hit us, raining briefly, on the decks which I had just cleaned, with the wind blowing a hooley!
I had my hair cut very short again today. I also had it bleached all over. It wasn’t possible to have highlights as my hair has been cut much too short. I quite like it but Dick isn’t too sure and reckons I must have visited the same barber as Annie Lennox. It will be OK in 3 or 4 weeks when the roots have grown a bit and the sun and sea have lightened it.
There are several Lagoon
catamarans at this marina. One is the same model as our catamaran, and is moored
just 100 metres away, on the same pontoon as us, wide open to the sea. The owner
picked his up from
After rushing from one to place to the next, since we left Plymouth at the beginning of June, 2006, we can now slow down and do what we wanted to do from the beginning, relax and cruise slowly from country to country, island to island, bay to bay.
Dick has updated the blog so that
you can now see the passage that we have taken since leaving
The posting of this blog is the 14th July but I don’t expect to do another until the beginning of August.
Until the next time, have fun and enjoy the summer.
Below, Irene with new hair-do