23 September 2010 | Lefkada, Greece
Hurrah!!! The de-registration papers have come through from the Greek authorities, we have a Bill of Sale in our sweaty hands and we even have a callsign and MMSI number, which we need for our radio licence. Now, all we need to do is part with £302 to the Jersey authorities and we can have a party to celebrate official ownership and changing the name from Pegasus to "Pegasus of Jersey." It was strangely emotional shaking hands with the seller today as he is very sad he has had to sell up due to ill health. He is part of a very big sailing family here in Greece with his son winning Golds in international competitions. We promised him we would take good care of Pegasus and keep in touch with our progress. So, I guess now we can take her out and see some of the sights around here - really pretty anchorages that we have been deprived of so far. Then we are looking forward to welcoming Mark's mum and friend on Sunday who are coming for a week.
The kids are getting into the swing of their school work and their best treat is our next door neighbours (or next board!) to have a glass of ice cold water that their boat has made (water maker water!) or being hoisted up the mast! We are nearly floating with origami crafts - Mia's latest craze - and looking forward to the next chapter of "The Mystery of the Spiteful letters" by Enid Blyton - with lashings of ginger ale!!
Signing off very excited!!