Log #26d Lycian Coast to Bodrum

Log #26d Lycian Coast to Bodrum

Nisos Poros, Greece Sept. 26, 2002 Hi Folks, We have been on this buoy off Poros for three days now, and plan heading out into the Aegean again tomorrow. We rented a car for a marathon (pardon the pun on Greek geography) 600 kilometre round trip through the mountains of the Peloponnisos to Epidavros, across
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Log #26c The Lycian Coast to Fethiye

Log #26c The Lycian Coast to Fethiye

Sept. 23, 2002 Nisos Poros, Greece Hi Folks, We have spent a lazy day at anchor here on Poros after a few hectic days in Athens. We could not get in to any marina around Athens, and so stayed on Aiginia a Saronic island 20 miles off shore from Athens and caught hydrofoil and catamaran
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Log #26b Kemer and the Lycian coast of Turkey

Log #26b Kemer and the Lycian coast of Turkey

Sept. 17, 2002 Aigina, Greece Hi Folks, Here is the second of my logs for summer cruising of Turkish waters. We are presently at the town docks here in Aigina, the main town on the island of Aigina, about 20 miles across the bay from Athens. We visited the Temple of Poseidon this morning before
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Log #26a Israel to Turkey

Log #26a Israel to Turkey

Sept. 15, 2002 Ormos Voukari, Nisos Kea, Greece Hi Folks, This is the first of my new series about summer sailing Turkish and Greek waters and the first to my new address list. I hope the last log came through OK, as the internet café from which I sent it did not have Microsoft Word
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Log #25o Herzliya, Jerusalem and Masada, the end of the EMYR

Log #25o Herzliya, Jerusalem and Masada, the end of the EMYR

Sept. 8, 2002 Ormos Kolitzani, Ios, Greece Hi Folks, Well, this log finishes the EMYR. I will be making up a new address list for my next section of logs in Turkey and Greece, so if you wish to get them let me know if you haven’t already done so. We are on Ios at
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Log #25n Egypt, Port Said & Cairo

Log #25n Egypt, Port Said & Cairo

Sept. 2, 2002 Ormos Naousis, Nisos Paros, Greece Hi Folks, We’re at anchor in this lovely bay (ormos in Greek) across from the delightful town of Naousis here on the island (nisos in Greek) of Paros, in the middle of the Cyclades. The town, about a mile away, seems to have all the amenities, including
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Log #25m Israel, Haifa and Ashkelon

Log #25m Israel, Haifa and Ashkelon

Aug. 29, 2002 Nisos Kinaros, Greece 36ْ 58.6’N, 026ْ 17.2’E Hi Folks, We are here on Nisos Kinaros, a small island on the eastern edge of the Cyclades in the middle of the Aegean Sea, with a population of … one family. We have been here for two days now waiting and hoping the Meltemi
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Log #25l Lebanon to Haifa

Log #25l Lebanon to Haifa

Aug. 20, 2002 Kos Town, Nisos Kos, Greece Hi Folks, We’re now back in Greece, on the Isle (Nisos) of Kos, in the main town of Kos where Hippocrates, was born, raised, and practiced, becoming the “Father of Medicine”.  We have also visited another Crusader castle that together with the castle at Bodrum and Rhodes
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Log #25k Palmyra – Queen of the Desert and on to Lebanon

Log #25k Palmyra – Queen of the Desert and on to Lebanon

Aug.19, 2002 Bozburun, Turkey 36ْ 40.3’ N, 028ْ 02.2’ E Hi Folks, We’re at anchor behind a low spit of land in force 6 to 7 winds for the past three days. We know our anchor is firmly set between two rocks, and we haven’t moved even in the 45 plus knot gusts. We could
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Log #25j Syria – Damascus

Log #25j Syria – Damascus

Aug. 8, 2002 Marmaris, Turkey Hi Folks, We’re anchored a kilometer south of Marmaris off a pleasant hotel complex called Pupa Yacht Hotel. They have agreed to let us hook our laptop to their phone line, so I’m looking forward to one of the rare opportunities to send E-mail direct from the laptop instead of
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Log #25i Iskenderun to Syria

Log #25i Iskenderun to Syria

Fethiye, Turkey July 31, 2002 Hi Folks, We’re still at anchor here in Fethiye, enjoying the tranquility of the bay and the facilities of the nearby town. Above the town we can see the ruins of a crusader castle, and the more ancient Lycian rock tombs. I found an internet shop where we could hook
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Log #25h Touring Mersin & Iskenderun

Log #25h Touring Mersin & Iskenderun

Polemos Buku, Kekova Roads, Turkey 36 10.0N, 029 48.2 E July 24, 2002 Hi Folks, Here is my Log #25h about Mersin and Iskenderun. Right now we are at anchor at the west end of Kekova Roads. Last night we were at anchor in Gokkaya Limani on the east end of the roads. It was
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Log #25g Northern Cyprus to Mersin, Turkey

Log #25g Northern Cyprus to Mersin, Turkey

Kemer, Turkey July 14, 2002 Hi Folks, We’re still here in Kemer. All the work has been done, but we are staying around until my birthday on the 19th. The weather here is hot and sunny, although we have had a few thunderstorms come through. We went to the Roman theatre at Aspendos last week
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Log # 25f The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

Log # 25f The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

Kemer, Turkey July 7, 2002 Hi Folks, We’re back in Kemer, Turkey for a few days to get some work done on replacing our engine mounts and aligning the engine with the prop shaft. There is a possibility we may need a new prop shaft. We have also been helping Hasan and Umut with some
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Log #25e To Girne, Northern Cyprus

Log #25e To Girne, Northern Cyprus

Akko, Israel June  28, 2002 Hi Folks, We are here in ancient Akko, or Acre as it is also known. This is across the bay from Haifa, and is now a UN Heritage site with the unearthing of the Crusader fortress and even older civilizations within the town walls. We had a pleasant sail across
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Log #25d To Kemer and the EMYR Grand Start

Log #25d To Kemer and the EMYR Grand Start

Haifa, Israel June 24, 2002 Hi Folks, We are still here in Haifa, right now at some friends of Judy’s family, Geoff and Esty Collins, and I can hook up to their telephone line to send E-mail. Happiness (for cruisers such as us) is the ability to send E-mail, get a shower, and do some
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Log #25c Enroute with the EMYR back to Kemer

Log #25c Enroute with the EMYR back to Kemer

Herzliya, Israel June 18, 2002 Hi Folks, We’re still in Herzliya even though the EMYR is officially over. We have been given several days free mooring here, allowing us to do some maintenance, resupply, and a bit more touring. We were planning to catch a local bus to Jerusalem tomorrow (we toured Jerusalem and Masada
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Log #25b Joining the EMYR

Log #25b Joining the EMYR

Enroute to Herzliya, Israel June 13, 2002 Hi Folks, We are on the last leg of the rally now, heading for Herzliya in Israel. This will be our last port, and I wanted to have this log ready to send as soon as we get ashore. We have had great sailing for a change on
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Log #25a Introduction to the East Med Yacht Rally

Log #25a Introduction to the East Med Yacht Rally

Log #25a Introduction to the East Med Yacht Rally May 29, 2002 Lattakia, Syria We are a little over half way through the EMYR, which theoretically started April 28 in Istanbul, and ends June 14 in Herzliya, Israel. I say theoretically in Istanbul, as it was scheduled to start there, but there were no boats
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Log #24a Return to Turkey

Log #24a Return to Turkey

Kemer, Turkey March 6, 2002 Hi Folks, This is my first new log in Turkey, since we landed here from Rhodes on Nov. 19 last year. I have my new Dell laptop over here and am able to send directly from Veleda via a land phone line hooked up here at the Kemer Park Marina.
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Log #24g  Paragliding and Dragging anchor in Knidos

Log #24g Paragliding and Dragging anchor in Knidos

Log #24g  Paragliding and Dragging anchor in Knidos Cokertme, Turkey 37 00.2 N, 027 47.2 E May 5, 2002 Another day of an early 0535 departure to anchor well before noon hour escaping the Meltemi, and having a leisurely day to visit the local community, dinghy around the anchorage, putter around the boat, swim, have
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Log #24f St. Nicholas and Fethiye

Log #24f St. Nicholas and Fethiye

Log #24f St. Nicholas and Fethiye Inglilizi Limani (English Harbour), Degirmen Buku, Turkey 36 55.4 N, 028 09.4 E May 4, 2002 This is our second day in this secluded arm of Degirmen Buku, known as English Harbour because of its use by the Special Boat Squadron of Britain in 1944/45. We have just finished
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Log #24e Finally Cruising the Lycian Coast

Log #24e Finally Cruising the Lycian Coast

Log #24e Finally Cruising the Lycian Coast Heads and Turkish carpets East Creek, Yedi Adalari, Turkey 36 52.1 N, 028 03.4 E May 2, 2002 As I sit down to write up this log, we are anchored up a creek inside Yedi Adalari (the Seven Islands), across the peninsula from Marmaris. We rounded this peninsula,
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Log # 24 d Touring the Lycian Coast

Log # 24 d Touring the Lycian Coast

Log # 24 d Touring the Lycian Coast Fethiye, Turkey 36 37.46N, 029 05.66E April 25, 2002 We are in a tranquil anchorage in a small bay in the northwest corner of Fethiye Limani, across from the town of Fethiye in 3 to 4 metres of water, 100 metres from a pleasant park inhabited by
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Log #24c Medical Problems and First Cruising

Log #24c Medical Problems and First Cruising

Ucagiz Limani Kekova Roads, Turkey 36 11.75 N, 029 51.16E April 22, 2002 Hi Folks, We are enjoying a beautiful anchorage here in Ucagiz Limani, a bay just off Kekova Roads, with Lycian sarcophagi on the shoreline 100 metres away. We met up with Blue Highway for the first time since last July and had
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Log #24b Kemer Marina

Log #24b Kemer Marina

Log #24b Kemer Marina Kemer, Turkey March 31, 2002 It is a grey rainy Easter Sunday morning as I sit down to do this log. I just heard over the BBC short wave of the death of the Queen Mother. I have a great respect for her, and am thankful for her contribution to Britain
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Log # 23m  Summary of Greek Transit

Log # 23m Summary of Greek Transit

Kemer, Turkey March 22/02 Hi Folks, This is my last log on Greece, a summary of our transit for two months last fall. After the East Med Yacht Rally ends in June, we will probably sail from Israel to Crete, then back up into the Aegean for the summer and early fall before returning to
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Log #23L The glories and frustrations of Rhodes

Log #23L The glories and frustrations of Rhodes

Kemer, Turkey March 17, 2002 Re: Log #23l Hi Folks, It’s a warm (26 C at 1100 am) sunny day here in Kemer as I sit down to get caught up on a bit of coresponde3nce and my logs. However, I note that I don’t think I sent out this Log #23l about Rhodes. I
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Log #23j Storm Damage in Milos

Log #23j Storm Damage in Milos

Toronto, Canada Jan. 26/02 Hi Folks, I started to preface this log two weeks ago while in Panama City, but got distracted and then forgot that I hadn’t sent it out. I had a couple of my readers let me know they were missing it. So here is Log #23j, which is the one which
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Log #23k To Thira (The Cyclades) and Rhodes (the Dodecanese)

Log #23k To Thira (The Cyclades) and Rhodes (the Dodecanese)

Toronto, Canada Jan. 20, 2002 Hi Folks, We’re back from Panama City, went to the Toronto Boat Show, and have had a couple of slide presentations of our trip so far. We have enjoyed meeting old friends and acquaintances, and seeing how things have changed or not changed in Toronto. Judy and I have been
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