|Traditional final shot of Jo and the anchor|
Like Ceasar , we have fallen for the charms of Cleopatra. Sadly our Cleopatra is not the femme fatale who seduced the Roman general and left this world by falling on her asp – this Cleopatra is a marina in Preveza. Well, when we say marina it’s more a dusty yard really but home to 1,000 yachts. It has an excellent reputation, is well run, professional and efficient. It does have a reputation for being a bit tricky to manoeuvre onto the Travelhoist thanks to an unpredictable current and gusty conditions. “Oh it’s a nice marina but very, very difficult because of the tides. Be very careful or you’ll get caught out.” we were repeatedly told.
Having had enough dramas this season we didn’t want any more and so it was with caution we eased ourselves off the mooring and into the hoist. As it happened it was windy and there was a current running. The dory nudged us in and the lift went like clockwork.
Breeze is now in her cradle for the winter and close to Cantski and Lucina Jane – so she’ll not be lonely.