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