Update – July 2011

Update – July 2011

Finally our summer weather has set in and we’re now experiencing the sweltering heat it typically brings.  We’re starting and finishing most of our Sailaway programs at Skopelos this year which will make for a more pleasant time between groups, far from the the city heat, noise and mosquitoes along the docks of he port of Volos.

Alongside at the port of Skopelos

Port of Skopelos

All our Sailaway programs are now full and this season we look forward to exploring further the outer remote islands of the Sporades group and possibly Skiros to the south.

Our guest speakers this summer are Gerhard Groumer  (pastor from Schladming), Richard Welsh (missionary in Albania), Chris Thomas (Torchbearers exec. Director).

Meanwhile the building project continues with a finish date of all the exterior work around September.  Stephan and Tanja are tenting on site and are presently helping with keeping the grounds, building stone retaining walls and will later help with electrical and other odd jobs on the house interior.

insulating the exterior

Our house viewed from the back

They intend to stay for the whole summer with a view to consider staying on long term.  We’re very glad to have them and they are already a great support to us whenever we sail into Skopelos, as they help with shopping and laundry too.

We hope some skilled volunteers will join us from November onward a month or so to finish up inside the house so as we can occupy it this winter.