Agios Eufimia – Wednesday 12 September 2018
Well we are still here after a frustrating day. We had planned to stay because we like this port and we expected to have a nice quiet day. Fairly early this morning a British couple on a brand new 44 foot Bavaria moored next to us. They were on the outside of the harbour and had a most uncomfortable night, so they were pleased to get in. We got to talking and they know this area very well because they have been chartering here for years. We told them about the problem with the shower pump and they said the local chandlery was very good and could get us the part and someone to fit it.
So after paying for our two days berthing (very reasonable at 34 euro including water and electricity), we went to the chandlery. He had a suitable bilge pump in stock, though not the make we have, but same spec. He suggested we ask George, the harbour master, to help with fitting. We also bought some walkie-talkies and on trying them out find we can hear each other from opposite ends of the boat without the need to shout!
Well to make a long story short, we were stuck on the boat in blistering heat all day. George never turned up. Costas in the chandlery phoned someone else who said they would come in an hour, but 5 hours later no one turned up. We gave up and went out to dinner. We spoke to Costas who was very apologetic and got the man he suggested to promise to come at 9am tomorrow. We shall see.
We are both now rather fed up with everything going wrong and the difficulties in putting it right. I wound up showering by wetting myself under the hose from the pontoon water supply. A bit cold, but good after such a hot day.