Actually I kinda bailed out and apologise to all my followers for the lack of exciting news so many days. Here’s how it went…
In our previous episode I had set sail for the new moon for the Petalious Islands. The next day there was very little wind and after furling my sails in and out 3 times I opted to motor back to my mooring in Kalo Gialo. This 4 hour ordeal fried me… literally! Hats and fully dressed in floppy whites didn’t help. I probably got a tad of sun stroke. The sun and heat was ungodly. After recovering and reevaluating, I made the decision not to sail afar this year and remain in the South Evoiko sea. Zoot Allures still has rigging issues and the ol’ Perkins goes through way to much oil. Plus I’m still a bit inexperienced to be taking off alone. This decision had been driving me nuts and I believe right choice. That’s when I jumped ship!
My brother Zacky was going down to Nafplio (100 miles from Marathon) with his inflatable the next day and I needed a change of pace. Cruising at 25mph and calm seas, nice! Of course we went by ol’Zoot to say hello and of course, I felt weird and guilty.
The following Monday I rapped up poor ol’Zoot and drove down to Nafplio for an annual family get-together. Good times with bbq-ing and little swimming excursions with bro’s boat, taverns, wine and good food (lotsa BBQ sardines)
I had been following the wind forcasts and knew they were piping up. I got back to Zoot Allures Monday to find her bouncing on her mooring at force7 winds. I have joined her in this dance. We were having gusts over 30mph. Last night was quieter but we’re back at it today. So I spent my days bouncing, doing minor repairs (dang water pump again. Clogged input filter), and am making a list of stuff that needs to be done. Some for September when it cools down abit and other for on the winter hard
Ps…. Did I mention iPhone blogging sucks!!!!
I cant get pics where I want lost a bunch of text. Bad wordpress, bad!