no holding tanks

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Ios harbourWe arrived in Ios exhausted.   The skipper explained we could not use the showers or do ‘number twos’ while in the harbour because Greek boat effluence is ejected directly into the harbour.   The small island harbours would quickly become noticably fowled if all the moored boat-crews used soap-suds and did our poos in it.   Afghan suggested that we could

‘get a free coffee when paying a couple of Euros to use toilets in the local hostelrys’

[seadog laughter]   Ha HA HA HA!’

real sailing experience #3: do not poo in the loo of a boat moored in a Greek harbour

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