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Oct 7, 2017 - Corfu, Greece

Today was the Greek Island of Corfu. We simply walked around the old Town of Corfu, no tours of any kind. It is a neat little town set up for tourists from the cruise ships. Not much going on while we were there though as it was raining most of the time. It wasn't until after we got in the ship that the rain quit, the sun came up and the wind blew at 50 knots which delayed our leaving port for 4 hours. In any event it was a fun day. Corfu, like everywhere else we have been is an old town with both an old fort and a new Fort ( which looks...

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Adriatic Cruise

Sep 29, 2017 - Gouvia Marina, Corfu (Day # 9/9)

:-( :-(THe last day in Milena is always hard for me, but I am so blessed to have had such a beautiful time with my family, watching them each have a wonderfully fun time and never to be forgotten adventure. These memories are what dreams are made of. :-) :-) :-) <3 <3 <3 This is Nelson's day to see the vet and get his travel papers which will take him from Greece, to his winter home in Chateau Letard. Watching Marina trying to gently coax Nelson that this is the very right thing to do. . . . . While his "mama" and "papa" are running hether...

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Sep 28, 2017 - Gouvia Marina, Corfu (Day # 8/9).... Old Town Corfu

Scattered clouds, and cold, damp weather awakened us this morning. I just the age of breakfast topside is finished for this year. I must admit the food is just a good in the salon, as it is topside. And without Mehmet to schlep food, dishes, etc. up and down the steps, it is easier on Jacques and Marina when we eat in the salon. Marina is still trying to do the laundry. Washing is easy..... It is the drying in the rain that makes this proceedure very difficult. Nelson didn't care about the rain -- he was anxious to his "fish" breakfast....

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Sep 27, 2017 - Gouvia Marina, Corfu (Day # 7/9)

Good morning from the still soggy wet and rainy decks of Milena. I was just finishing my omelette, when Mehmet came into the salon to say: "Good bye, madam" taking my hand, and bowing. "Good bye, Mehmet. Thank you.", as I handed him a 'tip envelope'. He got a tip this year, because he was very good to my family, and just 'ok' for me. Mehmet left this morning at 8:30a.m. . Jacques is taking him to the airport. The moment Mehmet walked down the passerale, and left the boat, Marina was doing a happy dance all around the salon. "Yeah.... he...

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Sep 26, 2017 - Gouvia Marina, Corfu (Day # 6/9)

Gouvia Marina, Corfu (Day # 6/9) Milena is heavily involved in tieing everything up for the winter storage, and giving Mehmet as much of the grunge work as he can handle, on this his last full day of employment on Milena. Owing to the torrential downpours of rain each day, it makes it hard to keep up with the essential washings that Marina must do to keep Millie running smoothly. Washing and waiting for sunny spots to dry has now become s game. Do we have enough time to.........T H U N D E R. B O O M....... no, I guess not. This was the...

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Sep 25, 2017 - Gouvia Marina, Corfu (Day # 5/9)

A very lazy day for me -- a very active day for everyone else. Marina accompanied Mehmet for his next appointment with the port. If all goes ok this morning with Milena's agent at the port -- then the agent goes with Mehmet to the Port Police, and Marina returns to the boat. If all goes ok with Mehmet and the police, and his papers are complete and accepted, he will be able to legally leave Greece (and the EU) and return to his home in Marmaris, Turkey. Meanwhile Jacques was at the port office handling Milena issues for his departure, and...

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Sep 24, 2017 - Gouvia Marina, Corfu (Day # 4/9): monastary at Palaiokastritsa

The weather forecast for today is not good. Lots of rain, and possible thunderstorms later today and tonight. The temperatures are cooler, as Jacques races against the clock to ready Milena for his departure, and for the forecasted bad weather. Just after breakfast this morning, Jacques and Marina took off for the airport, to add Nelson to our two flights on Saturday. (Corfu-Athens & Athens-Nante). What a horrid time they had dealing with departing and arriving passengers for the flotilla boats. Evidently the arriving passengers come in on...

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Sep 23, 2017 - Gouvia Marina, Corfu (Day #3/9)

. Milena moored in Gouvia Marina for the winter. You know of all the years I have been coming to Milena -- I did not realize to what detail everything had to be organized, or done before leaving her. Last year it only took a couple of days to ready Milena for Jacques departure of one week. This year he is leaving Millie for over a month -- and will be half way around the world if there is a problem.... he, in reality, can not be reached. From Greece to Bora Bora is a - (minus) 12 hour time difference. Marina has got to deal with all the...

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Sep 22, 2017 - Gouvia Marina, Corfu (Day #2/9)

Today is our first full day in port. Gouvia Marina is where Jacques is going to winter Milena this year. Beacause it is our first day in port.... there are many things on the list the Milena must begin to accomplish. For me the only thing different, was I was taking possession of all my luggage again. It was left in storage just before we left here in August, because there was not room to keep it on board. With the delivery of my luggage, the things that were stored in the aft cabin, until now, had to find another place to be...... hence...

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Sep 21, 2017 - Gouvia Marina, Corfu (Day #1/9)

Because of commitments Jacques has in Corfu, and the exiting of Mehmet --we had to be in Corfu 5 days before Mehmet leaves Milena (Spt. 27th)..... and the meeting Jacques must attend is the first thing tomorrow morning. Watching the weather, there is yet another storm that is predicted for the Corfu area, so Jacques wanted to get in port relatively early. . . This morning the day started out with Jacques being a mind reader, taken from a conversation we had last night at dinner. "Hey Jacques. Look at that catamaran. Isn't it too close to...

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Sep 20, 2017 - At anchor, infront of the Old Fortress in Corfu town, Corfu


According to all of our weather information, the seas are not omg good to. Be that good today. Jacques wanted to leave around 9:00a.m. to beat the expected Beaufort 5 conditions for latter in the day. . This is the overview of our travel today. The Venetian fortress we are anchored in front of is more than 6oo years old. It has not been maintained very well, which is a shame for all the history it hold for the area. Just as I was waiting for lunch, I look around... and saw the problem the weather was talking about...

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Sep 19, 2017 - At anchor at Lakka, Paxos, Kerkyra, Greece

Morning started with fresh squeezed organs juice, an omelette, and Jacques trying to re-install a new piece for the hot water tank. . He became frustrated quickly because the old, worn out piece could not be dislodged, so the new one could be installed. Thank goodness Milena has the old hot water heater still possible to use. Otherwise all of us would have cold showers for the next week or so. Just after breakfast, we started our journey Northward to end at the Northeast most tip of Paxos, at the harbor of Lakka (pronounced "lack--eeee"). ...

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