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 #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 #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 #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 #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 # 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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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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