Furiends, remember on the way to Greece we got plastic rubbish wrapped around our propellor and we were adrift…
Well, it wasn’t the only time this summer. We had some engine troubles and the engine stopped. Naturally, Murphy’s Law meant that there was no wind so we were adrift again. We were (thankfully, very slowly) drifting towards land this time. We’d left Corfu and were setting off to spend one last night on anchor at a small island on the way, before making our crossing from Greece back to Italy. An hour after leaving Gouvia marina the engine stopped.
We couldn’t quickly diagnose the problem with the engine, so we started to discuss our options.
Until her um, issue, Noccy had been towing Nippy so we could have one last zip around the island before raising her onto the deck for the crossing.
I sent one of my humans off to check out two bays that weren’t too far away while we drifted. He came back having chosen one he was happy to anchor in and then Nippy bravely stepped up and played the hero of the day.
We helped her get set up and then she towed us into the bay so we could anchor safely and find the problem.
Luckily Film on Friday is back and I captured her heroics on video!
We anchored safely so please don’t worry about us. Can any of you guess what our problem was? I’ll tell you all tomorrow!