Photo 1 - My last swim for the season Photo 2,3,4,&5 - Work Begins - packing up sails, service anchor winch, adjust tappets, install new batteries. Photo 6,7 & 8 - Cleaning
Last Friday we moved into Marmaris Yacht Marine to pack the boat up for the winter. We stretched the season out as much as possible, having our final swim just before entering the Marina. Our first day on land was pretty depressing but now, a week later, we are in full swing making sure all the jobs are completed before flying home on 3rd December. Downloading the weather forecast first thing every morning is now a thing of the past.
At the end of each year I have tried to describe the work involved in packing up, but this year I will send photos each week so you can see for yourself. We have decided to call our work photos 'Our G&T photos' just so we have proof that cruising is not entirely about having a good time and drinking G&T. Eventually we have to do some work - bad luck!
Apart from working on the boat we have also been into Marmaris a few times to buy batteries, take canvas in for minor repairs, or go shopping at the fresh vege market.
The marina has a good gym so I have been working on my fitness level - more work needed
We have many cruising friends here so we have plenty of company.