The first rain of the trip, thunderstorms too. We were pounded with rain for hours during the night. When we got up Odelia was squeaky clean, washing the boat just can’t do what mother nature can do with a few hours of really hard rain. The winds were giving us a lay day so we relaxed and had a quiet day. it was still rainy most of the morning so the day trippers weren’t running and with no tourists, the water ski boats, the banana boat rides, the tube rides, and the buzzing jet skis were down to nothing.
By afternoon the sun was out and the day trippers were arriving. Lots of people but not so many day trippers and not so many boats buzzing Odelia.
We went for a run over to the beach and walked down the little wooden path behind the three and four rows of beach chairs and umbrella stands. 8 Euro a day for two chairs and an umbrella. We walked about half way down the beach and turned into the nature preserve. The Nature preserve behind the beach houses all kinds of small animals and birds. We walked around and saw while and black swans, peahens, a bunch of different ducks and a butterfly.
We walked back to the beach, had a beer and did people watching. There were lots of people to watch even if it was a slow day. We saw all kinds of people young and old. It was rare to see a swimsuit that was not a bikini. On beaches at home you see lots of one piece suits. There were some very beautiful people and people who really shouldn’t have been in a bikini. Bonnie said later of one swimsuit that that was the most material she had ever seen in a swimsuit, and it was a bikini!
When we got back we removed the chaps from the tender. The chaps were old, the material was shot and every time you stepped on the pontoons the seams gave way. The chaps have been on the dinghy for at least 4 years. The pontoons under the chaps were pretty dirty and the job of the day was to clean the dinghy. Up close you can see that it needs to be done again but it came up pretty good.