So I said the Ionian was somewhere over there? Hmm and there it will stay for a few days. Yesterday getting ready to come into Marina di Leuca I was leaping around with lines and noticed smoke (steam) coming out from the starboard exhaust. Quick run to other side and no, nothing there plus more water coming out. Alerted the Boss who has spent past couple of hours trapped in the engine. It’s most likely the impeller (yes we have a spare and a spare for the spare..) but wow, whoever designs boats doesn’t think much about how to get into the tiny spaces and have hand movement. Also, in the absence of Ned, I’ve been the one looking at diagrams! (Ned Kelly, good friend as I don’t have to look at diagrams…author of Http://www.amazon.co.uk/Until-Sings-Mike-Balmayne-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B00B7JXSZM ) Boss will add his technical bit later I’m sure..<Bob the Builder can we fix it, nah it’s buggered>
The freezer then decided to defrost so today has been spent cooking to avoid throwing things away. So far there’s meatloaf, baked stuffed chicken breasts – a twist on chicken Kiev, creamy spinach and spiced pork mince to turn into lettuce wraps. Industrious indeed but not by choice.. Oven was on so in went an almond loaf, this time substituting 50g of almond flour for coconut flour and it smells delicious! Chicken recipe going up later.
Just a word on the marina here, considering we must be high season now? They’re obviously not charging catamaran rates. It’s €65 per night including electric and water, that’s pretty good! Little town is pretty, all the local amenities you could need and good runs for tommy.
We were intending to just be here for the night so I could do a supermarket run before crossing to Corfu, boat jobs have decided otherwise. We will leave as soon as everything’s fixed. That does mean I have time on my hands so if you have any recipe suggestions or workouts you’d like to do just drop me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll get on it. Thanks 🙂