We decided to use the downwind sail to head over to Mourtos Bay on the mainland. It turned out to be a great little seaside town with lots of anchoring spots behind the island of Sivota. We had a couple of attempts at anchoring without getting a good hold so Scott suggested stern-to and tie up to rocks. We were able to get in pretty close and out of the way of other anchoring yachts.
England were playing Sweden at 5 o’clock so we headed in over the swell to find a taverna that had a TV and beers, as well as plenty of Swedish supporters. The Swedes were soon looking pretty unhappy after one header and then a second gave us 2-0 advantage. We are through to the semi-finals!! Could this really be England I was watching? So used to agonising failures!
After a Gyros, decided to head back as the wind had picked up. Scott gleefully rode the dinghy back over the swell, with me clinging on the back.
When we got back to Nemrod it became clear that we were closer to the rocks than when we left. Our anchor had dragged! There followed half an hour of fun and games getting the anchor reset, and 3 lines re-done ashore. All watched by a motorboat full of Italians who were less than helpful.
Small amount of damage to starboard rudder, but nothing serious thank goodness. Another half an hour could have been another story. I wonder if the Italians would have taken any action if we were bashing up on the rocks?