Last night we stayed in Ioannina, a town on the Greek mainland.

We were full of trepidation as it’s here that our Mercedes van spent a few weeks this summer at the Mercedes Team 24 garage having its engine replaced. But at least we knew a good hotel.

This morning we waited in the sunshine at Igoumenitsa port for the ferry to take us to Corfu, where we’re collecting three dogs and two cats — all holiday romances.

Ioannina — you can just about see the Mercedes garage that replaced our engine earlier in the year

Batman and Robin very relaxed as we waited for the ferry

Arrival at Corfu town