Monastir -> Hammamet
On Monday morning we were up bright and early to get ready
to be launched. We didn’t quite manage to get everything done before the
crane was approaching. Given health and safety is not a top priority in
Once out of the harbour we got the mizzen sail up then
The cats unfortunately had a bad time having spent two weeks stationary and then straight into a sail. Koshka was sea sick and Yoyo was stressed, although stroking here constantly calmed her down.
At 5pm we arrived in Hammamet. We were greeted by one of the marinaros in a rib at the marina entrance. He recognized us and told us we had a “nouvelle place”. He then took us straight to our new berth, which was great as we didn’t have to moor up at the visitors pontoon then maneuver again later. Once our lines were secure the marinaro took our paperwork over to the office – so we didn’t even need to leave the boat that evening.
The cats took a little longer to recover this time – but by 6pm Yoyo had already jumped ship to explore the boat next door (or was she looking for an escape route?!!). Later in the evening (just as we were thinking it was time to go to bed) both cats took an unusual interest in the food cupboard. We know it’s where the tuna is kept but they don’t normally go and try to help themselves. Upon investigation we found a flying cockroach exploring the food containers. Of course he disappeared rather quickly which meant only one thing - we had to empty the cupboard. We finally found him under the last jar removed and he was duly dispatched to cockroach heaven.
Crane driver gives us a thumbs up – shame Stephen took a picture with a shroud in his face!