Spinalonga to Agios Nikolaos Marina (approx 7 nm)
 
Oh My God we’ve made it!!!    Stand by Moli and Stella coming in. 

Agios_Nikolaos marina

We have arrived in our new home for the next 5 months!! For our last leg of the journey we sailed most of the way despite little wind. I think we’d all agree that we were in no hurry to get to Agios Nikolaos, well we wanted to get there but we didn’t. I know I know, I’m talking in riddles. Getting there was our goal, but once we arrived our journey was over. 

Bloggers it has been emotional, fantastic, challenging, scary, it’s been real with a capital ‘R’.

Moli and Stella are berthed along side each other (not sure I’m happy about the fact that we are number 13) which only seems fitting the two girls get on so well. Really I’m fine, not lost it at all!! 

As for us we couldn’t wish for better friends than Ian and Mandy. Don’t worry I’m not going to get all mushy, but really in the words of Tony the Tiger ‘They’re greeeaaaat!’.

The marina is small and friendly, you walk out the gates and your in the town which is Handy Harry. There must be about 30 Brits here and a smattering of other nationalities. Some are first timers like us. Some have wintered here before. 

We have two lazy lines (bit worrying that they feel you need two) electricity, water, hot showers, Internet access and even a washing machine and dryer (there have already been fallings out over the washing machine. I might need to write a spin off ‘Soap’ blog and call it ‘Laundry’). We’ve signed up for free Greek lessons, which should be ‘poli kahla’ (very good). 

I’ve had my first ever hair cut in a shower block (was starting to look like a yeti, more so than usual) carried out by a very nice German lady. She sat me on a seat in front of a mirror that was about a foot higher than me. When I pointed out that I couldn’t see what she was doing. She simply replied ‘I can see’. Can’t say fairer than that bloggers, after all she was the one holding the scissors!! Glad to say the mop on top of my head is now looking ship shape.

Yes bloggers we have arrived in marina heaven. In the time that we have been here we’ve had sun, rain, wind and snow on the mountains. Crewman Marcus has jumped ship and returned to old Blighty (he had a good 360 nm under his belt). Friends Ian and Mandy have also popped back for several pints of Strongbow and a hot bath, they are due back in December. 

You’ll never guess who turned up in the harbour the other day, go on guess. Yes that’s right ‘The Hobbits’. Well to be precise it was one Hobbit and a Hobbit son. We came back to the boat after dropping Ian and Mandy at the airport to find their lickle ickle Hobbit boat next to Stella. We went on board for some Hobbit pasta and played some bizarre computer game called ‘Crazy Taxi’. 

That is the wonderful thing about ‘Sailing the Dream’ you just never know what’s going to happen next or who you’ll meet. Each day is a new adventure even when your in the marina!!

So far we’ve been to barbi’s, had drinks on other boats, taken part in the pub quiz, met a dog called Eddie who is also a liveaboard, Miles has been levitated and I’ve even used the oven on Stella for the first time!!

I’m sure we’ll have more news to bore you with soon. So take care of yourselves for now

Love & dreams Captain Miles & the short one!! XXhttp://www.medmarinas.com/en/Agios_Nikolaos/index.htmlshapeimage_1_link_0
Thursday, 26 October 2006