tao of dating ali binazir Waiting, waiting, waiting and filling in the days with emails, reading, games of backgammon and a little work. Marcelo does his daily hour long swim in Agia Paradiso. I may have to ignore a bad knee to take up running on the road for some exercise or end up in the asylum here in Leros. There used to be almost 800 people committed here, now there are just a couple of hundred +1 maybe.
http://havanatranquility.com/daeso/5139 Tom and Marcelo play tennis daily at the town courts near the marina. Looking good! They have a great volley going usually. I will be inspired to find a sport. Writing only exercises my fingers…but they are very thin!
gay man dating transman Marcelo tells us that our neighbors noticed a mouse sitting near our companionway steps. Bad news for a boat. They chew through the electrical and waterhoses. We have to find it or them and get them off. Boats are touching and mice and rats can jump, so this happens. We are off to the hardware store to find traps but only find glue traps. We set one under the companionway steps and the other in the V Berth.
click here now Food all sealed up in hard plastic containers.Tom and I check out the location of the gym in Leros. It is centrally located in town but only open for classes (no idea what classes since it is in Greek) at various hours throughout the day. I need a plan B. Tom and Marcelo play tennis.
rencontre 4e type film Dinner tonight at Taverna Dimitris “Okaraflas”Tel: +30 22470 25626 in Spilia-Leros. Dimitri Pantelidis, our chef, serves the entrees. It is decidedly more home style cooking with very unique menu choices than you probably would find in most Greek restaurants. The waitress was charming and gave us great advice. A little cool tonight so we sit inside. We eat a local cheese cooked in a clay pot…delicious. We also ate a tuna carpacio that was excellent. The fresh tuna salad was also a recommendation from our waitress. Tom and I chose the grouper for our entrée…very good! Back to the boat! Traps are set. Rain is starting.
agence de rencontre ville quebec May 27, 2015 Storm, Surge, and Stowaway
you could look here Terrible storm last night. So glad we are at the dock. Lots of lightning flashes and a big surge. Weather dramatically improved today and we need a change of scene, so we get ready to head for Patmos. A neighboring boat is leaving the dock when they notice the line attached to the corpo morto is under their keel and then gets wound around the propeller. No steerage, he just floats in between and the boats while the marina staff scrambles to help. No one wants to jump into the not-very-clean water to cut the line loose. ‘Rooky mistake’ we are thinking. He must have been careless. Our snobbery ends when the same thing happens to us. Marcelo thinks the surge during the night lifted the boats over the mooring line, catching the keel and ultimately the propeller when the engine started. Marcelo puts on his wetsuit and does in to cut the line. We are free and underway in a short time. Kudos to Marcelo once again. Our neighbor is still floating aimlessly.
femme nu rencontre No luck on our traps. The mouse/rat ate the cheese off of one and the peanut butter off the other without getting stuck. Time to get serious.
Pleasant sail to Patmos. About 9 knots of wind aft of the beam / downwind. We anchor in our favorite harbor here, Grikos.
Less crowed than the town harbor and closer to our favorite restaurant, Apocalypsis, in the Patmos Aktis Hotel. Contact our favorite artist here, Katarina Murati. She joins us for dinner. Tom, Marcelo, Katarina and I enjoy a fabulous meal with unique offerings from Chef Dimitri. My scallop carpaccio with ouzo was amazing. Marcelo even gets his favorite dessert “Number 1”, so named because it was the first on the menu for quite awhile. It is a delicious semifredo.
May 28, 2015
Beautiful day in Patmos! We rent a car from Theos and head into town for some grocery shopping at the A&B market in Skala. High priority on our shopping list is a few rat traps…the droppings we see suggest a larger creature than a mouse. We head back for Marcelo’s fabulous avocado salad. It is so good that it is addictive!
Tom and Marcelo try out the tennis courts in town. The courts are in bad shape and they come back disappointed. Swimming will be the exercise of choice for now but the water is COLD. Mid June or a more shallow bay and it will be warmer and there will be no need of a wet suit.
Dinner is at the Taverna next to the Patmos Atkis hotel. Breezy night so we sit in a sheltered place on the veranda. I can order my favorite zucchini friti and a host of other mezzas. We make the short ride back to the boat, check email, and set the traps.
May 29, 2015
Success! The rat is dead in the trap. We all would have preferred to set it free rather than kill it but the risk of getting bit was too great. Everything on the boat gets a good scrub.
We get sad news this morning. Tom’s brother calls to tell us their 100 year old mother is in the hospital. Her kidneys and heart are failing. Tom gets online and buys a ticket back to Maine to be with her. Nothing is available until Monday. A few hours later, we receive another call. Tom’s Mom has passed away. She had a very full life and she did not die in pain. Still, it is very hard to lose her. We always want our parents to be there. Who else will love us unconditionally?! Tom will still head back to Maine on Monday to be with his siblings and attend to matters surrounding her death.
We head for Leros. Tom will be flying to Athens and onward from there on Monday. The wind is strong, 25 to 30 knots, with occasional gusts. Up to the mid 30s. It is a downwind sail with only the jib flying. Pakilar reaches a speed of 11.6 knots. The sea bubbles and churns like a pot of boiling water. We sail true and fast. We remember to enjoy the moment.