On Saturday we went to the airport to “meet and
greet” Richard and Karen from Pyxis who were flying back. We took Bethany with us and
explored the bus to the airport. Anne’s Italian improved enough to ask
for the times and price and we managed to catch the correct bus. In the evening
we cooked everyone a simple meal of pasta and home made red pesto. We have also
found one (dis)advantage of this marina, there is a local Italian man who
delivers wine to your boat - 5 litres for 8 euros (well 7 euros by the time we
had bartered the price down).
Sunday morning was washing day. We washed the large
sheets in the washing machine and the rest of the clothes by hand as a
compromise to save some money. The afternoon was spent with Bethany and Bryn,
the children from Cape. Stephen made chocolate
fudge with the while Anne taught them about Microsoft excel. We then all
watched the film Evan Almighty – very loosely based on Noah’s Ark so sort of
This week has been one of shopping for food, doing
some maintenance on the tender and starting to remake the bimini.
On Tuesday evening we were invited over to Koa for a
Thai fish curry – it really was good especially considering we
don’t normally eat curries. .
Friday night culminated in the opening of the
Wandering Dragon Pizza Emporium for one night only. Stephen & Anne set a
homework task for the children on Cape to
create a special pizza each and then design the menu for the evening. In the
afternoon the children made the pizza dough and prepared all the ingredients
ready to take the orders from the customers (Dave & Sarah – the
parents from Cape and Richard & Karen from
Pyxis). The house speciality was Yoyo’s special – it mostly
involved tuna, extra tuna and more tuna. Being children they naturally
introduced a charge for each pizza and therefore made some extra pocket money.