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... br> Fortunately we had a near full fuel tank, as in Italy fuel was more than €0.30/litre more expensive. A big difference, we assume because of taxes. Our last stop before boarding the Ferry was a supermarket.
We boarded at 4pm and departed at 5.30pm
You never know what is in a day!
Day 18: ATHENS–PATRAS–OVERNIGHT FERRY CROSSING TO ITALY. Saturday 16 July
Leave Athens and journey to Patras for embarkation on the ferry for the Ionian Sea crossing back to Italy. Departure is in the early evening. (B)
What we did:
Up at 6:15 to get a two day overnight bag ready for the ferry and San Marino since there's insufficient room for our big bags in the ...
... when the winds blew so hard last night. We had to tie the sail down with rope, fearing the sail would deploy and pull us out of our mooring. And, the forward air conditioner doesn't work at all, never has. These are the things that come to mind right now, I could probably list more.
I think I've been more than patient over the past couple of weeks but I'm at the end now. In general, this boat is in such a state of disrepair that I find ...
... at Patra and the deep blue sea between us and the Northern part of Greece. ( this is the view we want for our new home). In a way its a shame its just 1 night but with the way Greece has gone tomorrow could be even better!!.
Onwards to Parga
... hope that they might be more affordable elsewhere, we held out for finding a cheaper one and went back to the car (postcards, as was now usual, had entirely slipped our collective 'mind'). Driving out we passed a store that appeared to sell everything - and did! The charming young lady in charge was keen to speak English and she and I were just reaching agreement on what we needed, in a mixture of English and Greek... when Paul slapped a tin-opener down on ...