Still in Greece!
09 October 2010 | Lefkada, greece
You're probably wondering if we will ever actually sail or if we are going to stay in Greece for a year and just pretend that we went round the world! But we have been busy, honest. Well, Mark moreso than me. Today he had me in the tiny compartment behind the engine trying to find a hidden cable run for different electrical wires and all I managed to do was lose another of his rods - so there are now 3 metres of rod loose in the depths of the boat thanks to me. Mark has asked Santa for another set of rods for his stocking. At least I escaaped going all the way to the top of the mast today - that job has been saved 'til tomorrow.
We have booked for Phill to come and join us on the 24th October and we will (fingers crossed) be leaving soon after then.
We are really sad that are next plank neighbours have winterised their boat and are off on Monday back to the UK. They have been amazingly tolerant of the Jackson Four and so to thank them, we had them for dinner and the kids put on a little play that they had rehearsed about the Greek Gods which was fun. School work is altogether a much more relaxed atmosphere than it was three weeks ago and I have put on hold the search for boarding schools who took kids from the age of 6!!
The weather is much chillier than when we arrived - trousers in the evening, and apparently we have THE storm of the century heading our way, so that will be fun!
Our final delivery arrived from Jersey - minus the SSB ariel - which is still in customs somewhere, but we now have solar panels so we can get cracking with that!
If we stay long enough here, we'll get to see the flamingos that arrive - they will be arriving for the winter soon, so that will be a lovely sight. Anyways, love to everyone from the Jackson Four xx