Animalcouriers delivered Rebecca’s seven Shelties to their new owners in Brindisi, Italy, where they were warmly received with hugs and cuddles by Pierrefrancisco and his partner.
From there it was off to the port for our crossing to Greece, which saw us arrive at Igoumenitsa at the rather rude hour of 5.00am this morning! It felt like 4.00am as Greece is an hour ahead of Italy, so we were very impressed with ourselves for managing to wake up in time to get off the boat.
Our plan was to hop on a ferry to Corfu, to deliver cats Elsa and Gypsy to Barry and his family. So we headed to the Corfu harbour office, only to find it shrouded in darkness. We approached a port policeman — a very expressive chap who waved his arms and made an X in the air. “Strike!” he told us, then held up an index finger: “All day!” Well there’s a surprise… we should have realised something was up when we saw the red-and-white picket line across the port entrance. We’ll have to try for Corfu tomorrow.
So after a quick chat with some local dogs, we set off for Porto Heli to reunite Penelope with Sophie and Matt.