sailboat Argonauta

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13 August 2016 | Kastos

Navapilion to Spetsai

12 October 2016
Leaving Stuart & Christine to retrace our route. We headed for Spetsai. There was no suitable space to anchor so we motored into the harbour to try and find a berth. A small jetty already had several yachts tied up so we backed in Jacques Performing a perfect backing manoeuvre whilst Pete dropped the anchor. The man on the dock however refused to take our lines telling us to go back out and re-anchor, claiming we had dropped short. As we pulled back out the wind unfortunately caught us and the solar Panel on the Starboard side got caught on the neighbouring boats stanchion and unfortunately bent it. Coming back in again we dropped the anchor in almost the same place and seemed fine. The man on the quay then insisted changing lines around forcing us much too close to the neighbouring boats and when we objected. he had a go at Jackie telling her he was the authority here ans we had to do what he said. Saying 'look here my dear' to her is not a good move (I've learnt that in thirty years). Leading to a very frosty relationship. We never worked out if he was officially responsible or just a fisherman or bystander. He never asked for payment and to be honest He kept his distance from Argonauta after that. We did get a few hard stares though!
We left a note on the Neighbouring Swedish yacht as they were out, The next morning, when we did get to talk to them his response was 'Well shit happens. Don t worry'. We did however give him 25 Euros for the damages and he seemed happy with that. The town here has banned cars though scooters are everywhere we wondered the lanes and alleyways though most of it seems the same usual tourist tat for sale at every place. We left the next morning for Hydra.
Vessel Name: Argonauta
Vessel Make/Model: Gibsea422
Hailing Port: North Fambridge, Essex, UK
Crew: Pete & Jackie Jackson
Pete & Jackie Jackson Have given up the rat race for a while to step off earth to explore the world. Jackie has left her job as manager of a care home. Whilst Pete has worked in the photo industry for 27 years. Exploring the chalenges & changes that digital images have brought. [...]
Extra: REMEMBER. In the end it's not the years in your life that count, its the life in your years.
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Who: Pete & Jackie Jackson
Port: North Fambridge, Essex, UK