Such a lot of activity late yesterday afternoon and this morning....3 Canadair planes have been circling VERY LOW over our masts, then scooping up water in order to extinguish a bush fire up behind the hills, which we cannot see, just the smoke. These guys must be 'top gun' pilots, what an amazing job they are doing!
We awoke this morning to find ash all over the decks and of course inside, as all hatches were open! Therefore lots of cleaning to start the day.
Kolpos Lagana is a Marina National Park with restrictions concerning navigation and mooring in the bay....which is the most important nesting area for the Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) in the Mediterranean.
I do feel though for these wonderful turtles as the speed limit is certainly not controlled, unfortunately.
Also, now is the breeding season, but there are many many tourists visiting the sandy beaches, which must pertube the poor turtles.
We have seen a couple around our boat, even though we are out of the restricted zone.
As I write, yes, a thunderstorm is about to hit us!! Hopingly with heavy rain to wash down 'Pacific Pearl', needed after our sail the other day.