Sunday evening and the sun is just setting over the Greek mainland as we motor through what I think is the Aegean ( but I'm not a navigator so don't take too much notice of my geography!).
Yesterday Steve took the last two of the voyage crew and two permanent crew to Athens airport, and picked Cliff up. Robin, Alana and Ben went along as far as Corinth for a day of sightseeing, and the ret of us worked - cleaning, painting -the usual jobs of maintenance.
We left port straight after dinner last night and we motored through the night. Woke this morning to a sea that resembled a millpond. It is very peaceful and lovely in spite of the fact that we have effectively started maintenance and have a number of jobs on the go.
This afternoon I spent a couple of hours with the four cadets doing a teaching session on first aid ( in the sun). This was followed by a ceremonial throwing intothe sea of Penelope, followed by a high speed rescue. Once Penelope was back on board Cliff changed places with her and very tolerantly allowed us to carry him around in the Neil Robertson stretcher. All in all a good afternoon's work We expect to get into Volos at about 9am and then we should be joined by a few more maintainers.