The gang arrived on Thursday afternoon……what a lovely day in Competa. The B&B lady had organised a taxi up to her place as the village is VERY steep. Some of them enjoyed a welcome platter. I had decided earlier in the day to have a welcoming reception at the hotel. So… out came the flags I had bought before and the table decorations. I had got lots of info from the tourist office – maps etc. so the gang would have an idea of what to do. I invited some of my friends…. and a local guide in case they needed him. Lots of food and wine later, we had decided that we would go to the local vineyard in Sayalonga for the afternoon. I had already booked three of us in…. it was a matter of the others. Derek and Eunice decided that they would come…. Arlette and Ian would do their own thing. An early night – full and happy.