The Memoirs of Dora the Explorer – Week 4

Posted: 18 February 2013 by Lou Barden in Memoirs of Dora
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On 19th June we left Preveza at 8.00am heading for the Lefkas canal, unfortunately missed the 10.00am bridge opening by 10 minutes so had to wait for the 11.00am. Stopped off at Lefkas to take on diesel and water, managed to find some corriander !! and got the boat name letters to stick on the side.

Made it to Vliho bay where Aqua Domus and Free Will (another boat from Aktio Marina) were moored. Can you believe this was our first swim since getting to Greece !!

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Linda and Russ invited us for curry aboard Aqua Domus that night – excellent news we were both suffering curry withdrawal !! The next day we went to get our sun shade made, Orchidi was briliant and got straight on it, Horatio had a file on Biba and told us it had been in a stern collision, just what we wanted to hear !! When we got back to the boat we noticed that the VHF connection at the top of the mast had come away, another trip to the top for me !! Went over to Aqua Domus to say goodbye to Russ and Linda before we headed down to Sivota which was to be our last stop before heading across the Ionian Sea to Italy. Russ donated us some cushions for the cockpit, result, somewhat more comfortable watches in store for us both.

Sivota is a beautiful little bay, nice and protected, especially when you have to go up the mast again, so up I went, checked all the stay connections, got to the top but unfortunately the main cable had fallen back into the mast so we were going to be without radio for a period.

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Jim rigged up a length of wire with some crock clips to get the steaming light and deck light working, they both come on at the same time but will have to do for the time being. Still can’t get the stern light working so a head torch attached at the back will have to suffice. Ah we were young and carefree in those days, or perhaps just a little bit stupid !!

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