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A cautionary tale

By jocas
these fishermen arrived one night and we had inadvertently parked in their spot, they didn't disturb us and managed to unload their catch moored i presume stern to. when they came to leave in the morning the roar of the engines jolted me awake and i hurriedly and blurry eyed took these snaps, we met them again at another unfamiliar location and again encroached upon their space, this time we were in the taverna and they moved our boat a little to the side leaving it perfectly moored. when we arrived back we watched them unloading and pete assisted one of them to connect a makeshift water connection -by proffering and holding a torch. after i had gone to bed the fisherman arrived with a thank you present - a box of squid packed in ice. pete put it in the cool box and came to morning i was delighted as i am partial to cut a long story short we ate a bucketful for lunch and still had loads left - the fridge which is not watertight was leaking squid scented water all over our sofa then down into the bilges and the ice was rapidly melting, not wanting to waste the poor creatures, we changed course to a closer port with a restaurant in the harbour. worried that they would refuse anything but very chilled fish we lugged them round in the heavy cooler complete with chilled water only to find they were the first taverna we had found in Greece that doesn't serve fish!
eventually with no common language, we negotiated a lift with someone who had been delivering fags from the town high up on the hill and they took us to a fish restaurant up in town. they took the squid off us and agreed to cook us a portion each for supper as a thank you- we then walked back down the hill approx 3km lugging the very smelly coolbox in the mid day sun and spent the afternoon trying to remove all traces of squid juice from the boat- had a nice supper though and the restaurant still had 3 kgs of calamari to sell. the moral of this story-avoid fishermen bearing giftsGrinGrinGrinGrin
huge thank you to Peter(ddolfelin) for his precious uaGrin
cheers everyoneGrin

Tags: Greece Aegean Humour and fun Generous fishermen

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rontear Plus
19 23 9 England
13 Oct 2015 4:15PM
Some story Jo !! you like Squid !!
CarolG 15 199 20 Greece
13 Oct 2015 4:26PM
Yuk Grin Not my favourite greek dish, and certainly not the smell of squid, either Grin
BillRookery 6 2 4 England
13 Oct 2015 4:55PM
Great set of images
11 5.3k 128 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2015 5:30PM
No signs of water rage, not like over here Jo.

Thanks for sharing your story and wonderful images. As for Squid "yes please"

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
13 Oct 2015 5:38PM
Great stuff Jo' Smile

ddolfelin Plus
10 103 3 Wales
13 Oct 2015 5:46PM
I can top that story but it would put you off your supper!

Good travel adventure with pictures to match.
13 Oct 2015 5:57PM
Fine set of images Jo and a great tale,
13 Oct 2015 6:13PM
Great story and great shots Jo, the locals seem to take you two to their heartsSadSadSad
13 Oct 2015 6:42PM
A great set of images and, as they say in The Black Country, a bostin' story!!

Jasper87 Plus
12 3.0k 162 England
13 Oct 2015 7:02PM long as someone else prepares and cooksit Smile

Jukka Plus
10 1 Finland
13 Oct 2015 7:57PM

Quote:Fine set of images Jo and a great tale,

--- I agree with Fred ! GrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.
nonur 13 18 13 Turkey
14 Oct 2015 7:14AM
I'd love that happen to me, except the messing detail, Jo. Fabulous story and wonderful shots.
mistere Plus
8 13 5 England
14 Oct 2015 7:23AM
A great story and pictures Jo, sounds like your adventure just keeps getting better and better Smile

bliba Plus
16 1 2 Austria
14 Oct 2015 7:39AM
Fine set of the backlight in V1
14 Oct 2015 11:03AM
Great story in pictures and nice having a good time of it. Well done Jo.
brian17302 Plus
10 2 13 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2015 11:20AM
Great story & fine images , Happy Sailing Jo
gss 8 1 Romania
14 Oct 2015 12:06PM
Sell calamari in Greece and take pictures, what can you want more? GrinGrinGrin
I like the second picture as the fishermen uniform give more colors
prabhusinha 14 5 5 India
14 Oct 2015 1:19PM
A lovely sweet experience of life , esp when U r out on lovely tour. Have more fun & photographs.

Thanks a lot for the UA
rayme330 10 17 1 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2015 3:22PM
Interesting images and a fascinating story, Jo.


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