We started the day with the smell of something burning, followed by all port-side electrical plugs going out. Kris investigated each plug, and found a couple of rewiring jobs that improved general electric safety, but the main meltdown turned out to be at our AC board.

We will be more cautious with plugging in the little fan heater in future! The privileges of marina power…


Kris and Aidan also launched the dinghy back into the water this afternoon. This was accompanied by an almighty splash as the dinghy literally fell off the boat into the water! I was then the semi-willing passenger for Aidan to row around the marina – he will soon have the confidence to go off exploring on his own, but for his first trip he wanted company.


We’re still working our way through the boat, cleaning, scrubbing and packing away as we go. Nothing worthy of the blog, but we did take a break yesterday to visit the Aphrodites Baths in the Akamas nature reserve up the road.

The baths are just a natural pool under a small, clear, cold waterfall, but the walk along the coastal cliff was very picturesque. And our walk was musically accompanied by the goat bells tinkling away as dozens of goats munched in the grass below us.

Tonight is Aidan’s first attempt at being the chef du jour. He is cooking pasta, with fresh pesto to throw over. We have lovely vine tomatoes for our salad, plus some local feta. I’m very impressed with Aidan’s willingness to be part of the boat activities. Our deal is that we will take turns at cooking, and whoever cooks doesn’t have to wash up. Kris is being Aidan’s coach for his meal preparation – I wasn’t trusted to dispense cooking advice!

WI’m off to supper now – good night all!

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8 Responses to Meltdown

  1. JaneF says:

    Looks like you are all settling in well. I bet Aidan is going to come back with many and varied skills and experiences!

  2. Andi Joseph says:

    Amazing stuff! 🙂

  3. Kris says:

    @ Steve , They might have occasional slave-like duties , but it is interspersed with plenty of fun and new / exciting stuff. Anyway – the way this is turning out – we will shortly have 3 potential captains , and taking turns will be just as much fun…
    Watch This Space :<)

  4. Steve says:

    Getting Aidan to do the rowing AND the cooking? Sounds like a full-time galley slave …

  5. Micaela says:

    Looks lovely 🙂

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