We were not in the slightest bit surprised that the boat promised by the port director for 9.00am yesterday to return us to North Cyprus didn’t materialise!

Courier J spent part of the day in the port building next to the van recharging all our electronic gadgets, watching a DVD to pass the time. Courier M sat with the dogs and read.

The rest of our time was spent walking and feeding the dogs and keeping the van spick and span — it’s a full-time home to all nine of us at the moment!

Brandy watching a Lebanon-bound boat get loaded up

Brandy watching a Lebanon-bound boat get loaded up

Street dogs at the port, satisfied that Brandy isn't looking to move in on their territory!

Street dogs at the port, satisfied that Brandy isn’t looking to move in on their territory!

The very handsome Reo

The very handsome Reo

 

Reo meets Purdey and Cookie

Reo meets Purdey and Cookie

Purdey wonders which is the boat back to North Cyprus

Purdey wonders which is the boat back to North Cyprus

…and is sure is time for a treat

…and is sure is time for a treat

Cookie enjoys an evening walk

Cookie enjoys an evening walk

Roxy is pretty sure of winning the 'longest tongue' award

Roxy is pretty sure of winning the ‘longest tongue’ award

Tink thinks she'll enter the competition too, but we don't think she'll win it!

Tink thinks she’ll enter the competition too, but we don’t think she’ll win it!

Jasper surveys the scene

Jasper surveys the scene

Courier M thought the drains were backing up but realised the pong was him! As there's no shower — just a rather primitive loo and handbasin — he had to go full 'Turkish trucker' and use the 'bidet' hose as a shower. Cold water only — but at least courier J can take the peg of her nose now!

Courier M thought the drains were backing up but realised the pong was him! As there’s no shower — just a rather primitive loo and handbasin — he had to go full ‘Turkish trucker’ and use the ‘bidet’ hose as a shower. Cold water only — but at least courier J can take the peg of her nose now!

View across the acres of concrete parking lot. There's a US submarine base out there somewhere.

View across the acres of concrete parking lot. There’s a US submarine base out there somewhere.

Behind the parking lot, a modernist tower. Apparently it's for the port's radar system, but it doesn't seem to have a dish…

Behind the parking lot, a modernist tower. Apparently it’s for the port’s radar system, but it doesn’t seem to have a dish…

We hope to be on one of these boats back to North Cyprus tonight

We hope to be on one of these boats back to North Cyprus tonight