Saturday, March 23, 2013

Good morning!

Hello again!

Happy Spring time at last! has been a very long wet Winter but today the sun is out and it is absolutely beautiful.  One always knows Spring is here with the arrival of Spyros, who for several years has helped Iakis get Nautilus ship-shape and sparkling for the coming season. Every year she is taken by trailer out of the harbour for servicing, maintenance work, and improvements. There is always quite a team helping out in both the dry docking and relaunching including George who is an expert lorry driver and guides Nautilus gently into the sea, Yiannis, the bulldozer driver and general expert who is always on hand to help out, Danilis the mechanic and several others who help with ropes, washing down etc. Plus of course there is me. I am always on hand with ample supplies of beer and souvlaki...and very often handed a paintbrush or hose to help out!

So. The whole island is gradually waking up from its long hibernation.  The curbs are lined with a myriad of multicoloured wild flowers and the sea, is calm, serene and the most wonderful luminous turquoise blue after weeks of battering and storms.

I hope that by later today we will have our new website launched! It has taken a lot of patience and time and I want to offer my sincere thanks to Jon from for his excellent work in putting it all together.

We look forward to the warmth and bustle of Summer and to some lovely days out by sea!

Enjoy the sunshine, I think I will go out and do some is far too nice to stay in.....

Friday, March 1, 2013

Happy St Davids Day!

Happy St Davids Day! and Kalo Mina from Corfu.

Hello there! the first of the month is upon us.  March. One of the most beautiful months of the year and one of the busiest for everyone here as we start to prepare for 'The Season'. 

After an exceptionally wet Winter the sunshine and warmth is welcome, the banks of wild flowers are already starting to bloom making one smile at each turn in the road, and the Summer will be here in a glance.

Enjoy the day, enjoy the Spring and 'Hello' to far away Wales. It shares with Greece a rare rugged beauty, a tradition and history of song & suffering, warm hospitality, wonderful hillsides and one of the most beautiful coastlines in Europe. 

Noswaith dda