Begining the day ready to go and find out about this new boat coming in! Woke up, exercises and a good breakfast.
Here I am waiting in front of the boat, the note I've left the day before is not there anymore... So I know they read it, I m so curious to discover what do they think about it?
An old woman that I ve seen the day before around the marina, stoped and stepped in the boat. I go to her to introduce myself with my nicest smile. But unfortunately she's very clear about it : they don't sail with strangers. I try to explain and negociate but she's cutting the conversation. I don't insist and respect their decision.
Need to keep moving forward! I go to say hello to my Scottish friend and then left for groceries.
When I came back 'home' I put the things in order and sit on the couch to think about the plan two guys arrive (I recognized one of the two, he works for the marina) and ask what am I doing here? "Me ? Mmmmh you know just here sitting chill". They asked if it's my boat ? I said the truth. Then why do you stay here? I explained my situation of looking for a boat to Israel etc. That I had one but the guy changed his mind afterword...
They explained me that the second guy is the owner of the boat where I sleep and that he saw my bag and reported to the police. So they nicely asked me to take my things and follow the guy to the marina s office. I understand that I m in trouble but they are not aggressive at all.
So I play it cool, I try to speak with them. We laughed about the fact that he's place is " the Gypsies king hotel " he laughed and asked why did I choose this place to stay? I explained him that I found that was the chilest place of the marina. Simple but with everything you need, so I figured out that the person who set it up must be chill 😉 he apologize to have already called the police. If he knew it was someone chill like me if would have let me go like this.
At the office, police man is not laughing... The worker of the marina is. Pleading my cause explaining that I m peaceful. Nothing to do, he scanned my passport and tells me to never come back inside... It looks like it's gonna be complicated to find a boat outside the marina!
I got out, I was suppose to meet Salomé and Adrianna (two cousins from Spain) that travel together by bike. They are planning to cross also In a month and I was suppose to show them the tricks I found.
They just came back from 10 days cycling in turkey in the country side. So they were really looking forward to a hot shower and a washing machine. Looks like destiny had other plans. It's already end of the evening and sun is going down, so we set up the camp on the beach. We spent a nice moment to relax and have some drinks, I m happy I need to think about something else that being kicked out. They are very chill and fun, we are in the same trip so get along pretty well 😎
Good morning, yoga, sea and breakfast 🏊🧘🥑
Something is in the air, we don't want to put out the camp. We feel at home with our Gypsies king camping. Sunshine is here and we are I a good mood so we're taking our time ✌️
Adrianna hurted her ankle playing volleyball but still in a good mood 🤽
We started making sign for what we need, her : washing machine and hot shower me : a boat to Israel. We gonna see if larnaca poeple are willing to help us ?
So you have the picttured all the bikes, bags and the mess around that we moved from the beach to the sidewalk 😅
We only attracted poeple that needed things and nobody to help us. At least we met nice people!
After all this craziness, I decided to get back to my reality and see what can I do at the marina. I went to check if I could put my sign somewhere near the entrance. I thought it would be easy but the guard are not very positive about it. I try to negotiate with them. They called the police office of the marina to see what their gonna say. They arrive in a big Jeep and asked me why do I want to go by boat etc. As I explained my trip, they relax and say ok for the sign. I tried to negociate a little bit more and see if I can come back inside at some conditions.
I should have stopped before because the conversation end it up about how did I get in in Cyprus ? Big problem, remember : north part is occupied by turkey, therefore it's an illegal territory for Cyprus government. I'm speaking with the borders officers, it's their main mission...🤔
I end up saying that I arrived From Greece with a sailing boat to Cyprus directly. they want more info about the Port, the crew etc. I explained that I m cooker that travel working for poeple and don't always remember the name of the boat.
They keep asking questions and start to be a bit aggressive. So I play the international cooperation card. I take out my cart of visit and explain that I m honest citizen that has worked for his traveled. They asked for passport, so I give my ID cause passport got stamp. It seems that the visit cart has done the trick to install the trust again. They take my name and leave me. Ouf i almost got into more trouble.
I go back to the gitans and think about what I m gonna do ?
This crazy day needs to end, the girls are tired and Adrianna cannot walk. So they decided to take a hostel. On my side I will stay at the beach one more night and see if I can find a way to get back in the marina tomorrow. If not I will need to really think about plan b...
I go to check if my sign is well attached. He s not... The guardian ( with who I get along now cause we got into talking peacefully) explains me that the boss of the marina heard the story and got very angry and took the sign of 😤 the security guy kept it on the side for me. He advised me to not come back at all here.
When I get back, Salome started to tell me : maybe you should let it go ? At this moment, I hear a car calling next to us. Some one is calling me. I go to the car, it's the owner of the boat next where I was sleeping !! He tells me that he was looking for me since yesterday night. " Put your things in my trunk and let s go ".
So he takes me in as his guest, the security guy register me in the list.
He takes me to his boat and tell me that I can stay as long as I need. He even open the boat so I can sleep inside 😂
He went to the police office to say that I was his guest and that I was allowed to be here! To summarize, now I m legally staying at the marina and I can get in and out as I need 🤝
I suppose because I was chill with him when he kicked me out, he changed his mind 🙏 what's the lesson here ? I m not sure but destiny his with me 😇
A hot shower 🚿 and go end this day with the Spanish team and a nice kebap
They rest in their hostel and me I go back walking and singing to my home ✌️⚓
With this kind of up and down, I hope there is a boat in my gift list from the destiny ⛵
I m gonna sleep well after all this craziness!⌛🌙
Storm is coming on the island so it's not gonna move much those two next day ⚡🌧️☔