Friday, November 10, 2000
This is Friday afternoon and
we are on our final tour of Corfu. We have enjoyed the extra
time we had here. It turns out we needed it.
My other letter that got disposed
of was something like this.
We had a great trip with stops
in many small towns a villages on the way to Dubrovnik. That
is a real old and the old town part is very interesting. We were
there about 3 days. The weather kept us there and that was not
all bad. The marina is up a river away from town. We cleared
the port and started on a 250 mile trip to Corfu. Early on we
decided not to go to Italy, so it was sort of straight down the
Adriatic. In 24 hours we sailed in the territorial waters of
Croatia, Montenegro, Albania, Italy and Greece. The last 12 hours
were flying downwind into Corfu. We arrived at 6:30 am and it
is a glorious sight to arrive beneath the fortress that is out
on the point. The marina is complete and comparable to a very
fine Calif. marina.
We have somewhat toured Corfu
and are indeed more comfortable at the marina. This part of Greece
reminds us of Mexico. Many of the buildings are in ill repair
and a lot are unfinished.
We have arranged for our boat
to be cared for by a local, from the UK, while we are gone. Tomorrow
morning at 9 we taxi to the airport and fly to Athens. Later
tomorrow we fly to London. After an overnight we leave for Phoenix
on Sunday morning. It will be good to arrive in AZ.
Frank and Kathy