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Catherine
02-06-2008, 09:59 AM
Our Holiday to Corfu 2008

My Grandad and Grandma spend the summer on their boat in Corfu. Matty, mum and I went to stay with them for a week in the school holidays. We arrived late Friday night,had some tea and went straight to bed.

The next morning I went in the pool !
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Whilst I was having fun swimming, Matt was helping Grandad on the boat.
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After we spent a night there, we set off sailing, I had a go.
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We anchored up in a bay, we had some sandwiches for lunch. I decided to go snorkelling for the first time. This is what I looked like.
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I was surprised how close the fish were to me. :o
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Sailing to another place for the night, we went out for a meal and I had my favourite meal saganaci. (which is melted cheese)
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Matt was always in the dingy. When ever we stopped he would jump into it and off he went. http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn170/nurburgringphotos/IMG_0311.jpg

Swimming with my mum and grandma, whilst grandad did some work on Kouros (their boat.) After a while we went to another place to stop for the night and to look around. On our way there Matt laid on the lilo and the colour came off the lilo onto his back!!!
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We went to Kassiopi (which is a little bay) and this is the boat, there is my Grandad, then Matt, then my Grandma then me.
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Walking up the road you can see part of the town, mum took a photo of me with the town behind me. http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn170/nurburgringphotos/IMG_0361.jpg

If you walk around the island a bit further you can see some rocks that the Greek people fish off.
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We walked up to a castle in the town. Some people were still building up there. So we walked up there in flip-flops and shoes. We ignored the hard hat and boots sign, as my grandad said we could. :lol:
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This is me and my grandma sat out side the big castle gates.
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Here we are sat on the castle wall with the town behind us.
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You’ll notice that my dad (Nige) is missing from this family photo. This is because he had to work all the time, it is the first time we have being on holiday with out him. :P
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Matt and grandad bought a fishing rod. Matt was fishing all the time. :fishing:
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I thought I would go to help him, so I held the rod whilst he put some bait on the rod.
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We started fishing of the end on the pier, Matt caught a fish after a bit.
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He caught another fish!! Grandad threw them both back into the sea.
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Sailing to saida where we were going for Matt, to eat his prawns that he had wanted for ages.
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This is Matt eating his prawns. We had to rip there heads and tail off. Then peal it. They were nice.
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Sunsets in saida are beautiful.
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The next morning we went to go and get some ice-creams, they were gorgeous. Matt wanted it in a cone but when he saw our waffles he wanted that instead.
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Catherine
02-06-2008, 10:01 AM
While we were sailing across to Benitsi, Matt went fishing off the back of the boat. He let out a long fishing line that he pulled in to catch the fish.
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He got quite excited when he thought he caught a fish and we all did too.
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Oh no, it was only seaweed. :(
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Me and my grandma played battle ships. Which was ok. I won 3 times and grandma won once.
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Matt had given up fishing and he sat there watching us for a while.
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On our way there grandad said that the mast had something wrong with it, so Matt went up the mast half way to fix it for him.
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We met up with another boat that was in the middle of the sea, going to where we had just come from, so we tied up to them in the middle of the sea. We just floated and had a swim. Look how shiny their boat was, you can see my reflection.
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Matt was in the dingy again.
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You have to make a star in the middle of the sea!!
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We went on a walk and saw a lovely garden with beautiful flowers.
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This is Matt and me stood in front of a prickly pear. We try to find 1 of these every time we go on holiday.
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At night time we went for a Chinese. Matt and I had peeking duck and pancakes, mum had beef satay, we all really enjoyed it.
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The next morning we saw this man, who was painting yellow lines on the roads,with a little roller and a piece of wood.
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When we set off the alternator broke, grandad was not happy!! So we had to go back to the marina, to have it mended.
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Unfortunately I got sun burnt so I had to have yogurt put on my back and I was not allowed to move until it dried.
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When we got to the marina me, Matt, Mum and grandma went swimming. My hair was all wavey from it being up in a bun.
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Catherine
02-06-2008, 10:04 AM
For our last night we went to St.Stephnos and we met up with 2 other families. Their boats were the Northern lady and Atlantica. They were all great fun and a big laugh.
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We all sat round a big table for our food and drinks
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On the last day we had one last sail
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We could lean against the sail !
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We were happy
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There was a little chair at the front where we could sit. We were getting our feet wet and looking for dolphins
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We had ANOTHER icecream :lol:
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We both practised our diving and scored each other out of 10.
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Then on Friday we had to come home :(
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Simon
02-06-2008, 10:18 AM
Sounds that you all had a great time, Catherine :thumb:

Great report with all the pictures & I like the washing line on the boat :lol:

Never been sailing on a proper boat but I used to sail with my dad in his mirror dingy at Stewartby where we raced although we were not very good at it :lol:

Karl
02-06-2008, 10:19 AM
Excellent, looks like you had fun, Cat :thumb:

JudeM
02-06-2008, 10:53 AM
Lovely report Cat I'm very jealous all that sea and sun. :thumb:

Jude

bimmer
02-06-2008, 11:55 AM
Nice trip & report :thumb:

claire
02-06-2008, 05:07 PM
Great report Cat.
cool photos. :D

Steve Gill
02-06-2008, 08:25 PM
Excellent report Cat :thumb:

Jim Cameron
02-06-2008, 08:49 PM
Very jealous, that looks like a fantastic holiday :thumb:

Hippychick
02-06-2008, 09:12 PM
It looks like you had a great time :thumb:

Fab report Cat....and I think you have fantastic taste in shoes :D

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Gary Kinghorn
02-06-2008, 09:20 PM
Enjoyed that, great pictures.

Some people are very photogenic, the whole Pinder family are :thumb:

Nige
03-06-2008, 07:27 AM
Originally posted by Gary Kinghorn@Jun 2 2008, 10:20 PM
Some people are very photogenic, the whole Pinder family are :thumb:
Nope, just take 100`s of photos and eventually one will turn out alright :lol:

Dave B
03-06-2008, 12:57 PM
Thanks for sharing your great holiday with us all...I'll get my 11yr old to take her pink crocs to Germany and they can go alongside the Thomas T shirt brigade B)

Matti
03-06-2008, 01:40 PM
Looks like you all had a brilliant trip, top report :thumb:

Ash Mitchell
03-06-2008, 01:43 PM
Great read, great pics!....really want some sun now :lol:

rolty
04-06-2008, 08:39 AM
Nice report :D The weather looked a bit better than it does here :lol:

Juanjo
07-06-2008, 02:12 PM
Great report, reminds me home...

where is the dirving bit? :lol:

crossie
07-06-2008, 04:35 PM
Great Report.

Looks like the sun was out all the time for you all.

Poor dad having to work while you all enjoy yourselves