We’ve been moseying on down through the Dodecanese Islands, stopping in at Arki Island south west of Samos, followed by Akti Bay on Kalimnos. Two stern lines ashore in both locations, in quiet locations. Just the goats for company. I’m always amazed by their footwork on steep rocky cliffs. And I love the tinkle of their bells – for me this is the sound of Greece.
We made our way to Kalimnos harbour where we had heard there was a gas refill station where we could fill our LPG canisters. In the meantime, another DIY job had appeared – our kitchen tap fitting had rusted away under the sink and we had a severe case of ‘droopy tap’. The experience of repairing the tap highlighted the kindness of a Greek shop owner. Scott visited a hardware shop to have a look for the right bits. The hardware shop didn’t have them but they sent Scott to a neighbouring shop. He also didn’t have the bits but offered to take Scott on the back of his scooter to a plumbing shop on the outskirts of town. So Scott hopped on and off they went, bought the fittings for 4 euros and was delivered back to the harbour. Nothing too much trouble! We went back to the guy the next day with some treats from the bakery to say thank you. A good experience all round. Love Greece!