Having been back on-board for a couple of days, we have put together a plan of jobs. Firstly we must enjoy this beautiful weather and warm ourselves in the glorious sunshine, each morning we have walked into town if only for a loaf of crusty fresh bread. Comfy shoes slipped into for the stoney paths and walkways and a warm jumper for the moment that cool breeze catches when rounding the bay from the marina.
Today at least we have a list, I love lists, how can people cope without that crumpled piece of paper in hand which defines our needs and wants. On this list is a mouse, hmm not the furry squeaky brand but the wireless computer requiring variety. .... we left mine at home!
More importantly our list contains the part numbers for the replacement oil and fuel filters essential for an engine service. 3 litres of the appropriate 40/15 oil is required and a new impeller, the two belts which are checked during the service are in fact in good shape. Our life ring buoy light has become waterlogged and consequently damaged. This is the light used should Kevin ditch me into the sea when I irritate him, then he might have a moment of guilt /panic and decides to throw me the life ring.
( The light will glow in darkness in order to locate my bobbing self) Therefore a replacement is additionally neatly documented.
The walk into town is 10 perhaps 15 minutes, depending on how many times I decide to photograph another pretty Greek fishing boat, they are rather beautifully painted! We pass quite a few migrants along the coastal path which can seem a little intimidating, however they all seem polite and smile and cause very little problem to the locals from what we have witnessed so far. They are also mostly young males!
There is a chandlery within the marina, but their prices are higher than the shop in town, which of course is why we use the town also it will leave us a spare few euro in extra for those yummy gyros wraps😊
To our disappointment the chandler's do not stock our filters therefore the marina prices will have to be paid. The bakery does of course have perfectly baked, just lightly crispy rolls for a sandwich to feed the ever hungry Kevin.
We manage to stock up on the usual eggs, milk and bacon (bacon can be difficult to get in our home in Turkey, not to mention the extortionate cost) and cleaning items for a good spring boat clean once the messy jobs are complete.
The mouse, well we find one, now blogging can begin.
We also picked up a joker valve for our toilet, there is absolutely nothing remotely funny when it comes to a toilet onboard! This valve must be replaced as we have a degree of acid reflux, well that is the closest comparison I can make (ever the nurse!)
On our return trip to Kejstral we call into the garage and find the oil we needed, so, we now are virtually ready for that engine service.
Perhaps after our siesta.......