|Waiting for Peter and Christina’s plane to land at Preveza|
Christina and Peter have joined us on board. They are not sailors and we have to admit to a little anxiety not knowing how they’d enjoy life afloat. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea. “They may hate it” said Jo. However, we need not have worried – they have adapted well and appear to be enjoying it all. Mercifully the weather has been kind – we had a good, if lively, sail from Bungalow Bay to Vliho – a tad over 7 knots on a nice reach. “It’s too tippy over” shouted Jo as the boat heeled a few degrees more than normal but our novice sailors loved it as Peter took the helm. A calm night in Vliho Bay with an excellent meal at Elena’s Taverna completed a good day.
We are now in Sivota tied up at the Yacht Club pontoon and looking forward not only to a feast ashore this evening but the spectacular Sivota Bakery Breakfast (eggs, bacon, sausages, fresh juice and coffee), tomorrow morning.
Tomorrow, weather permitting, we are off to the uninhabited village of Port Leone on Kalamos which lost its water supply in the 1953 earthquake making it untenable. The houses still stand but are empty – a rather spooky ghost town.