Yep, I’m livin’ on the hook (for those who don’t know, I’m living anchored out in the sea). Friday was the last work day until Sept.3 and that’s the way it’s gonna be. I just got off the boat today (Tuesday), drove into town to close up my land home, laundry, provisions and a few boat things (50meter rope for my stern anchor and a new Jabsco head (shit) pump.
All I can say is that it’s been glorious. Cousin G.S. gave me a bag of fresh figs and the dingy guy, Theodor a bag of tomatoes from his yard. Add a small can of tuna, mustard powder, rusks and olive oil and ouzo in my trusty cup … and I’m eating like a king! Still missing a few basics eg pepper!
What the sailing plan is… I don’t know. I’d like to get to Nafplio by the 15th to have some family fun and to Serifos where Percules is. It’s like a triangle with 100 n.mile sides. Getting to these places is alright but it means beating north to get back by months end. We got these northern winds called Meltemi which can last for days and can be rough with winds clocking over 25knts for days. Of course the best way is just to Island hop, which is fine for me. I just have a bit of lack of confidence in myself (due to lack of experience) and with ol’ Zoot, cause she’s old. And I’m not into “fixing my boat in exotic places” like most cruisers do. At least not this year.
So as always, stay tuned. I shall be posting from my i-phone, if I can keep it charged.
ps… then again, who knows what I’ll do…