Our 6pm ferry from Patras initially looked to be running an hour late, but in fact arrived an hour and a half late and finally left, with all of us on board, at 10pm!

We have a clear view of the van from the accommodation deck, and have been able to make regular visits to check on our passengers, feed and water them, and walk the dogs. The vehicle deck is secure, so we’ve also been able to leave van doors open to ensure a refreshing breeze.

Because of changes to the ferry schedule, we had to take a much slower ferry than usual, around 24 hours. A bit annoying but, hey, we’ve come to expect such experiences on this trip! Most importantly, all the dogs and cats are in fine form, and we are all making progress towards the UK.

Meanwhile, couriers J and M are making new friends among the Greek truckers on board.

Maria is very calm on the ferry

Maria is very calm on the ferry

Ioli enjoys a walk on deck

Ioli enjoys a walk on deck

Kiki looks out to sea

Kiki looks out to sea

Brandy takes in the view

Brandy takes in the view

No paparazzi please! says Reo

No paparazzi please! says Reo

Roxy looks like she's trying to taste the ozone

Roxy looks like she’s trying to taste the ozone

Jasper and Tink like being together

Jasper and Tink like being together

Maria says, I don't think I'll bother going back to my bedroom, this suitcase looks so comfy!

Maria says, I don’t think I’ll bother going back to my bedroom, this suitcase looks so comfy!

Sophocles with his paws on Italian soil

Sophocles with his paws on Italian soil

Ioli patiently waits her turn for a walk

Ioli patiently waits her turn for a walk

Lakme keeps an eye on everything around her

Lakme keeps an eye on everything around her

Maja is also very alert

Maja is also very alert

Billie is keen to know what's happening

Billie is keen to know what’s happening

Buffy finds a comfy vantage point (sorry, neither Barbara nor Rumy was interested in having her photo taken!)

Buffy finds a comfy vantage point (sorry, neither Barbara nor Rumy was interested in having her photo taken!)