Back in the summer of 2014, now seems a long time ago, Jenny and I were enjoying an idyllic couple of weeks in September on board Nimrod Peter and Anita’s ketch rigged Oyster, which is ‘based’ around Lefkas. As usual excellent company, super sailing, loads of sunshine and the occasional G&T. Half way through the first week, after an excellent breezy sail to another island in glorious sunshine, we had no alternative but to moor up alongside the disused ferry landing on the ‘new’ town quay (Peter’s first choice was bursting at the seams) Fore and aft lines were attached as were the springs when the skipper said "I think we need the snubbers, with the forecast that we have it may get a little lumpy later, can you fetch them? They are in the lazarette", I trotted to the stern where Jenny and Anita were just pulling out the sail covers when convent educated Anita and now a happily retired school teacher said "Rob the 'Ann Summers' are in the port side of the lazarette". Well I must confess I had never heard snubbers or mooring compensators called by that name, but obviously I have lead a very very sheltered life! Anyway I pulled the Summers out and attached them to the bow and stern lines. The beauty of the Kingflex mooring compensator, which they had purchased some four years ago from our chandlery, is that it can be attached once your lines are in position unlike the majority of other makes that have to be threaded through. No they are not the cheapest on the market but in my opinion they are the best!