Yes It’s Us Again
Next day it was a short sail around to Ayios Nikolaos. Here we said good-bye to Maggie. Alec and I then sailed back to Spinalonga Lagoon to spend the next four days waiting for friends from Dubai to arrive. During our time at Ayios Nikalaos we were going to lift SHAMAL out of the water to clean her hulls and give the copper coat a touch up in places and change the sail drive oils. Change of plan. The expense of lifting the boat and staying on the hard for five days was going to be just short of 1,000 euros!! Alec wants to lift the boat next year before we cross the Atlantic so we will wait till then. We have dived and cleaned the hulls here in the Lagoon to find the copper coat really is working so well. Considering we have not touched them for seven and a half months we took no time in giving them a clean. Just a little bit of slime which is common here in the warm Med.