Sailing from Montenegro to Corfu 30hr sail. We had large seas and over 30 knots of wind for hours on end. Hector preformed brilliantly, as did the crew despite very little sleep and difficult conditions.
Camille wrote a poem..
Hills shall rise and hills shall fall
these hills from the ocean so
A Boat bobbles on the hill so much
a boat without the sight of land at all.
A boat that needn't climb the hills of land
because of the monster hills of the sea.
A boat that reaches its destination soon
and all will be calm.
Back in Corfu town. But not for long because we're off again....
We are back in Montenegro and we see the airport is full of Learjet's and private helicopters, the marina is bursting with mega-yachts. Meanwhile the hills are covered in smoke from the wildfires that Montenegro can not afford to extinguish.
Some houses have had a close call and some have been burnt out. The fires have been burning for a few weeks now and they have had international help, but the fires aren't out and the smoke and ash is at times uncomfortable for us on the boat. Must be a lot worse for those having live with it.
Still we get a man up the mast to fix our wind instrument and we have a great lunch out to celebrate our time in the former Yugoslavia.
Camille ate her own body weight in pasta... Whilst Maddy and Asia decided they would have a burger (not something normally on the menu), only to find that it was in fact nothing like a burger!
We're an ordinary family of 5 dreaming, planning and now beginning our adventure around the Mediterranean (and further afield), having an awesome time! Look out for our boat and come and say hi.