Trip Start Jun 01, 2007
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We have been on a winning streak lately - we won the quiz a couple of weeks ago thanks to the Aussie contingent who joined our team. Our prize was to share the entrance fee money (1 lira per person) and the penalty was to set the questions for the following week, which, thanks to the internet didn't take too long to do.
Next came the end of November party and another excuse to dress up. The theme was to dress as a character from TV or film and after much deliberation as to which of our fancy dress outfits could be recycled, I pulled on my old work clothes and dressed as a doctor (which one I don't know) and won joint first prize. I think the judge was swayed by my colourful eyelashes!! (Thanks to Mum for last years Christmas present)
We have also been doing a lot of walking and enjoying the local countryside. On one walk we came across a green box on a pole. I thought it was a box for post cards that never get delivered to England but we were reassured that it was in fact an earthquake detector!
Peter writes ...
On the boat front we have been rather lax lately. Everything seemed to go fairly well in the summer and so it has been hard to find something that needs fixing. There's always the routine maintenance stuff, oil changes; washing and putting the sails away; cleaning and stowing the dinghy, etc but nothing too challenging. Restless and always keen to learn new tricks, I was happy to help a friend, 'Andy', remove his rudder and replace the bearings. It was a mammoth task and took a lot of effort just to dislodge it. The trick was to remove the thing whilst preventing it from falling straight out of the bottom onto the ground - hence all the ropes. After several hours of work - success. (See the photo - more like two fishermen after a big catch!)