Lisa and Lina are travelling with us from Greece to rejoin Nick and Linda in Scotland. Nick and Linda relocated last year and the dogs have been staying with Nick’s sister in Athens in the meantime.

Romy belongs to Christiana and has been in the care of her parents since she moved to the UK for work. Christiana’s parents say they miss their daughter but it’s hard to find work in Athens, so they are very pleased she’s found a good job in Southampton.

Once all three dogs were on board, we headed to Igoumenitsa port. Yesterday’s strike had prevented us from taking Elsa and Gypsy to Corfu, so Barry and Theresa and their son Matt made a proper outing of it, and came to meet us at Igoumenitsa instead. There were tears of joy when they spotted us driving into the port, and the family were delighted to be reunited with their cats.

Lisa is getting on in years so we will take special care of her

Lisa is getting on in years so we will take special care of her

Romy was brought to us at Glyfada following her trip to the prefecture for her TRACES health certificate

Romy was brought to us at Glyfada following her trip to the prefecture for her TRACES health certificate

Cordelia from Nine Lives Greece popped by to say hello. She didn't have any cats for us to take to the UK, but wanted to show off a puppy she'd found in Athens. To prove that he's bilingual, he very obligingly 'sat' when asked to do so in both English and Greek!

Cordelia from Nine Lives Greece popped by to say hello. She didn’t have any cats for us to take to the UK, but wanted to show off a puppy she’d found in Athens. To prove that he’s bilingual, he very obligingly ‘sat’ when asked to do so in both English and Greek!

Cordelia's pup needs a bit more practice before he can enter the 'longest tongue' competition!

Cordelia’s pup needs a bit more practice before he can enter the ‘longest tongue’ competition!

Smiles all round as Barry, Matt and Theresa are reunited with Elsa and Gypsy

Smiles all round as Barry, Matt and Theresa are reunited with Elsa and Gypsy

Matt is delighted to have his cats either side of him

Matt is delighted to have his cats either side of him

At Igoumenitsa we stopped at our favourite beach to walk the dogs, and met a beach resident. Lina was quite up for a play!

At Igoumenitsa we stopped at our favourite beach to walk the dogs, and met a beach resident. Lina was quite up for a play!

Walking Lisa in the evening sunshine

Walking Lisa in the evening sunshine

Romy lets the wind blow through her fur

Romy lets the wind blow through her fur

Lina breathes in the briny air…

Lina breathes in the briny air…

…and dips her toes in at the water's edge

…and dips her toes in at the water’s edge

The sun disappears over the horizon as we head back to the van

The sun disappears over the horizon as we head back to the van