Thursday, June 13, 2019

Herb garden afloat.

Basil, melissa, parsley, cherry tomatoes, oregano, and mint. Thank you, Bob for making the container.

Training for the 5K

I'm using the couch to 5k app (C25K) to get in better shape. Week four out of six. 

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Sailing Aktio to Vonitsa


First sail of the season. Aktio to Vonitsa in the Amvrakikos gulf.

Paige and David. 
  

Paige at the wheel.

Vonitsa harbour.

David will now continue his bike tour of Greece. Thanks for the visit, David, say hello to Jan. Paige is also leaving and heading back home and law school in Georgia.


Sunday, May 12, 2019

Best spot on board to relax.

Paige has mastered the bowline knot.


I'm working, believe me! Just making sure the epoxy is sticking the wooden plank in place.



Saturday, May 11, 2019

Back on the water

Sails up! Paige gets a workout.

Flags.


Sunrise looks promising for a sail.

Breakfast.

Oh, NO!

Thursday, May 09, 2019

Almost ready to launch

I'm painting the waterline and then it's only the bottom paint and we should launch soon.
Paige is polishing the hull.

Hopefully, this is the last spring storm. Glad to be ashore.

Finally, Eidos and her crew are ready for launching. Antifouling bottom paint is done.


Splash down!

It took Paige with her two university degrees to figure out how to fit in the dinghy floor. As well as me staying out of the way.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Rough weather in Preveza

Strong wind from the east and south makes the town quay uncomfortable for yachts. This is late April, so still early in the season and only a few yachts are out on the water. Best to head to Vonitsa or anchor off Aktio with this wind. I'm glad my boat is still safely on land in the boatyard.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Getting ready to launch. With help.

My crew, Paige arrived and right away got to work. Paige is a law student from Florida, traveling through Europe, and is on board for a couple of weeks to help me with my launch. Hopefully, we'll also sail before she has to go back home.

We cleaned out the v-berth to make room for her and while I sorted the winter and summer clothes, Paige cleaned (again) and moved her things from the main cabin to the v-berth.
Paige has been on board for a week and has done a great job cleaning, scrubbing, and sanding. Here, she is swabbing the deck.

It's time to clean out the ice-box.





I varnished the cabin dining table after Paige sanded it. I get the fun jobs!
And here, Paige is sanding the waterline stripe in preparation for painting. She also sanded the dinghy floorboards.


And I painted them.

Paige cleaned around the steering quadrant.

 
and we repaired the wheel stop block. And then, I took apart two valves, cleaned and lubricated them.

Finally, all the trash off the boat.

And finally, time for a visit to Preveza and a break from work.