Moored on bouy to await lift out. 9am Peperuka lifted out. We washed the decks and picked up a scooter at the office (the same one as before only it seemed a lot noisier). When we zoomed up to the garage it was big smiles all round. The owner a rotund, though muscular, young man showed Bob how to move the scooter on to it’s stand without any hassle. Bob shrugged, as he’d had problems with the technique. These guys make it look so easy. He’s probably been riding one since he was twelve.
I am so behind with this blog. Today’s date is actually 8th August 2014
Booked flights to Glasgow at our favourite cafe/bar which is connected to the Lakki Marina where we met Simon who recommended Partheni Boatyard saying it was cheap to leave your boat but expensive for repairs. There are two lift outs a year and four wekks on the marina at Lakki to help ready the boat. On our visit to discuss fees we thought the chandlery prices were high but the problems regarding the water heater made the decision for us. It all adds to the improvements on the boat. Bob is also thinking about solar panels as these will help the fridge keep cool and he won’t worry so much about the battery level falling so much that we can’t start the engine. We have an inverter and a generator on Peperuka as well but the more power options the better.
Water heater problem. Lost much water to bilges because of leak. We moored at side of hoist bay and remained there for four days. Clio’s captain told us about scooters for hire. Hired noisy scooter which Bob was taught to drive in about two minutes. So we were destined to scooter around Leros as Guy had suggested. Both Bob’s Vodafone dongle and my chip finished at the same time. Bob complained to Vodafone to no avail, very expensive method of accessing phone and intenet. I topped up Cosmos chip with another 10 Euros but it finished even sooner than before. Giving up and using Lycamobile and Bob on O2.
Bob beside scooter; Peperuka at side of hoist bay.
John the disciple of Jesus was exiled to the island of Patmos for spreading the word. Best thing that happened for the island. It is now visited by so many tourists. A working monastery – so peaceful. I read every word in the museum, Bob had to wait for so long until I was finished.
Bob at the entrance to the cave where St John wrote the book of Revelations. It’s a working church.
Below is a picture of the yacht that a team of racers were using for training. They were six men of various ages who dressed in the same black and red shirts and jackets.
When they hired transport, the bikes were all the same!