Towards the end of our stay in Greece 2015, we took the plunge and went for a 41 Westerly OceanLord called Loco ,bought from our friends Les and Tina, a boat we had known for over a year. She is well equipped for distance cruising and has a newish engine, only needing work to replace the deck surface and cosmetic update of the interior. We vacated our Leros apartment and headed for the Prevesa Marina to live aboard her on the hardstanding- in effect swapping our usual 6 weeks sanding and varnishing Solon for stripping the treadmaster deck- so no change there! We wrapped her up and left her mid November, hoping that she lives up to our sailing expectations when we return in Spring 2016.
Now we are just back from our usual 5 months winter working as Chalet Hosts in Montgenevre, enjoying the luxuries of a lie in and not having to prepare a 3 course evening meal for guests every night. The season was great fun, and a perfect opportunity for us to continue slowly to improve our snowboarding techniques. It was probably just as well that the snow board park didn’t get enough snow to open this year, as we managed to avoid injury and got plenty of sunshine to keep our face tans topped up!
The last month was spent on the internet ordering goods for the new boat, which all began to form a worrying pile in Ben and Christina’s house.
We are now a week away from returning to Greece, enjoying time with family and our lovely Grandson who is just finding his first words- an exciting stage. Our new adventures will be recorded on www.locomocean.wordpress.com join us and see where we end up.