Log #29h Istanbul

Log #29h Istanbul

Doğanyurt, Black Sea, Turkey 42 00.5N, 033 27.6E June 21, 2003 Hi Folks, We’re at anchor in the small harbour at Doğanyurt here on the Black Sea north coast of Turkey. I may not be able to send this off for a day or two, but wanted to get it saved on floppy disc so
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Log #29g Sea of Marmara

Log #29g Sea of Marmara

Atakoy Marina, Istanbul, Turkey June 1, 2003 Hi Folks, We’re here in ancient Byzantium, getting ready to head into the Black Sea. We have met up with Cash Cash, a Swedish boat with Anders and Brigitte whom we met last year on the EMYR. We had drinks with them, did some touring with them and
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Log #29f The Dardanelles & Gallipoli-2

Log #29f The Dardanelles & Gallipoli-2

Cakilkoy, Sea of Marmara, Kapidag Peninsula, Turkey May 23, 2003 Hi Folks, We are in this “rustic” hamlet on the Kapidag Peninsula of the Sea of Marmara as I prepare this log for the floppy disc. I probably will not be able to send it for several days until we get to Istanbul, as we
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Log #29e The Dardanelles and Gallipoli

Log #29e The Dardanelles and Gallipoli

Canakkale, Dardanelles, Turkey May 18, 2003 Hi Folks, We are weathered in here for a third day of force 7 to 8 northeast winds. The weather forecasts are saying force 2 to 4, maybe 5 – HA! Fortunately the marina here has secure laid moorings, although it is relatively expensive at 20,000,000 TL a day
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Log #29d Back to Turkey

Log #29d Back to Turkey

Canakkale, Dardanelles, Turkey May 15, 2003 Hi Folks, We are here in the historic and strategic Dardanelles at Canakkale on the Asian side, ready to proceed up to Gelibolu (also known as Gallipoli) on the European side, in the next day or so. We have been immersed in the Gallipoli campaign of WW I for
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Log #29c Lesbos

Log #29c Lesbos

Ayvalik, turkey May 9, 2003 Hi Folks, we are back in Turkey at a nice marina in Ayvalik across from Levos, about half way up the Aegean coast. Judy went up to Istanbul last night with our passports to start the processing from Atakoy Marina there for our visas for the Ukraine, Romania ad Bulgaria.
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Log #29b Fournoi, Chios and Lesvos

Log #29b Fournoi, Chios and Lesvos

Mytilini, Lesvos, Greece May 4, 2003 Hi Folks, We are here on Lesvos in this OK town getting ready to tour it tomorrow by car. We checked in with the co-operative port authorities and toured two extremely good archeological museums and the castro free of charge for Sunday May 4th. I may be ale to
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Log #29a Symi, Kos, and Patmos

Log #29a Symi, Kos, and Patmos

Skala, Patmos, Greece April 26, 2003 Hi Folks, Here is the first of my series #29 going through Greece to Istanbul. We have had seven days of gale force winds over the past ten days! We are quite secure here alongside (not Med moored) the town dock. All is well here, and we hope the
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Log #28f Leaving Turkey & Entering Greece

Log #28f Leaving Turkey & Entering Greece

April 17, 2003 Hi Folks, This will be my last log in the Log#28 series from Turkey, and I will next start with Log #29a in Greek waters. I already miss the courtesy and friendliness of the Turks as compared to the uncaring abruptness of the Greeks as indicated in the letter I have pasted
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Log #28e Off at last!

Log #28e Off at last!

Marmaris, Turkey April 12, 2003 Hi Folks, We are not in Marmaris yet, but will be when I send this later today. We are checking out of Turkey from Marmaris rather than going to Bodrum as planned. Then we will enter Greek waters at Symi, and gunkhole through a few Greek islands to be in
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Log #28d Trying to leave Kemer

Log #28d Trying to leave Kemer

Kemer, Turkey April 7th, 2003 Hi Folks, Things are fine for us as we await good weather to take off. Veleda is ready for sea. We have the passarelle and bicycle lashed on deck, Sprite operational and back on the dinghy tow, and all our jerrycans filled with diesel and gas. That was our most
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Log #28c Marina Life Part 2

Log #28c Marina Life Part 2

Kemer, Turkey March 29, 2003 Hi Folks, Here is my last log about marina life. I think other marinas will pale in comparison to the rich social life we have experienced here at Kemer and the hospitality of the Turkish people. I still find myself feeling compassion for the situation Turkey finds itself in regards
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Log #28b Marina life Part 1

Log #28b Marina life Part 1

Kemer, Turkey March 18, 2003 Hi Folks, Here’s the next log of our winter in Turkey. Activities are increasing here as we get ready for the next season sailing, which for many starts in April. I am sure similar activities go on in yacht clubs, sailing clubs and marinas all over North America and Europe.
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Log #28a Winter at Kemer Marina, Maintenance and Politics

Log #28a Winter at Kemer Marina, Maintenance and Politics

Kemer, Turkey March 14, 2003 Hi Folks, It’s been a long time since my last epistle, but this will bring you up to date partly. As this is a long one, this intro will be short. The last two thirds of the log are about the politics in Turkey. We feel quite comfortable here, and
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Log #27p To Symi and Clearing out of Greece

Log #27p To Symi and Clearing out of Greece

Kemer, Dec. 7, 2002 Hi Folks, I’m including my answer to some correspondence we had from a friend in the US concerned for travel warnings issued regarding Turkey, to allay any concerns you may have. We are fine and enjoying the country. This log ends our summer and fall in the Aegean, and starts me
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Log #27o Nisiros

Log #27o Nisiros

Kemer, Turkey Dec. 5, 2002 Hi Folks, Here is the next log of our interesting time on the volcanic island of Nisiros. Now that we are into December, the weather is turning to the heavy rains and storms of winter. It has been raining for the past three days, with heavy downpours and gale force
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Log #27n Panormos – A glorious anchorage

Log #27n Panormos – A glorious anchorage

Kemer, Turkey Dec. 1, 2002 Hi Folks, The social whirl of activities here in the marina is such that we are not getting as much work done on Veleda as we should. However, we have until next April to get it completed. I’m still limping a bit from the strained Achilles tendon. The weather is
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Log #27m Paros

Log #27m Paros

Kemer, Turkey Nov. 27, 2002 Hi Folks, Here’s the next installment of our trip back through the Cyclades on our return to Turkey for the winter. The weather continues to be fine here in Kemer, much better than it was last year at this time. I had an expensive lesson in Turkish health care two
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Log #27l Andros

Log #27l Andros

Nov. 24, 2002 Kemer, Turkey Hi Folks, We are having a very windy day here today with 35 to 40 gusting to 50 knots. However, the maina is quite secure and the staff are out checking the lines. Judy is off on a Sunday walk up to the Chimera (remember the fire breathing dragon that
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Log # 27k Kithnos and Siros

Log # 27k Kithnos and Siros

Kemer, Turkey Nov. 21, 2002 Hi Folks, Here is Log #27k Kithnos and Siros, including a bit of rambling about clean fuel and Mediterranean mooring. Over here in Kemer, the weather continues to be a warm 24  C during the day and a cool 10  C at night. We are getting caught up on boat
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Log #27j Back into the Cyclades

Log #27j Back into the Cyclades

Kemer, Turkey Nov. 9, 2002 Hi Folks, We’re still here in Kemer, enjoying the liveaboard community life. The winter rains are starting again this weekend, otherwise the day are a warm 25  C and nights a cool 12  C. In this log I have given a summary of the different groupings of the islands around
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Log #27i Touring Epidavros & Delphi

Log #27i Touring Epidavros & Delphi

Kemer, Turkey Nov. 6, 2002 Hi Folks, Well, the Turkish elections are over and the AK Party got in with a majority, winning 35% of the popular vote and winning 363 seats of the 550 seats in parliament. The only other party with seats is the CHP, a labour party. There were 4 or 5
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Log #27h Athens and Poros

Log #27h Athens and Poros

Kemer, Turkey Nov. 2, 2002 Hi Folks, We’re back at our winter marina here in Kemer. It was like old home week meeting the friends we made here last year and who are here again, as well as several boats we had met en route over the summer who are wintering here. As we rounded
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Log #27g To Athens

Log #27g To Athens

Oct. 27, 2002 Polemos Buku, Kekova Roads, Turkey Hi Folks, We are at this pleasant anchorage at the west end of Kekova Roads for the second time. We ere here earlier in the summer, and liked the ruins of Aperlae so much I wanted a second chance to explore them. Without a doubt, they are
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Log #27f Anchoring in Kea, and Libations to Poseidon in Sounion

Log #27f Anchoring in Kea, and Libations to Poseidon in Sounion

Fethiye, Turkey Oct. 22, 2002 Hi Folks, I’m catching up on my logs and hope top have another couple out within the week. I hope you were able to read my last log, as I had difficulty copying and pasting without losing the minimal formatting of Notepad. In addition that particular internet café screwed up
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Log #27e More Cyclades – Serifos and Kithnos

Log #27e More Cyclades – Serifos and Kithnos

Oct. 19, 2002 Enroute to Fethiye, Turkey Hi Folks, We are back in Turkish waters, having cleared out of Greece at Symi a couple of days ago. We have not checked into Turkey formally yet as we have been anchored each night, enroute to Fethiye, where we hope to do our check in today. It
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Log #27d To Ios and Sifnos

Log #27d To Ios and Sifnos

Panormos, Astipalia, Greece Oct. 9, 2002 Hi  Folks, I’m getting this log #27d ready now, but may not be able to send it for a few days. We are in this idyllic bay called Ormos Panormos on Astipalia. I would rate it as the best so far! It is on the northwest peninsula of Astipalia,
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Log #27c to Paros and Thira, and a fractured history of Greece

Log #27c to Paros and Thira, and a fractured history of Greece

Nauoussa, Paros, Greece Oct. 6, 2002 Hi Folks, We’re back on Paros for the second time. It is a rarity when we come into the same harbour twice. Usually, every entrance is a first time evolution. This time, we are at the town docks rather than anchored off the nude beach. The wind was blowing
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Log #27b Into the Dodecanese and Cyclades, to Delos

Log #27b Into the Dodecanese and Cyclades, to Delos

Gavrion, Andros, Greece Oct. 3, 2002 Hi Folks, We’re alongside between the ferry docks here in Gavrion on Andros Island for the third day. It is comfortable and secure from the force 6 and 7 winds that have been blowing for the last two days. On arrival we were assisted by Brian and Susy of
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Log #27a Kos into the Greek Aegean

Log #27a Kos into the Greek Aegean

Finikas, Nisos Siros, Greek Aegean Sept. 29, 2002 Hi Folks, We had a great sail today, – hull speed, close hauled for four out of our six hour crossing from Fikiadha on Kithnos to Finikas on Siros, still in the Cyclades chain of Aegean islands.  All is well with us, but some fronts have been
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