Log #33a Zonguldak to Istanbul

Log #33a Zonguldak to Istanbul

Enroute to Kusadasi August 15, 2004 Hi Folks, We are having a pleasant motor sail around the Karaburun Yarmidasi peninsula. The Gulf of Izmir is on the west side, and we are going down the Khios Strait on the east side. Glorious weather, and sparkling clear waters! This log gets us back into Turkey and
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Log #33b Sea of Marmara to the Dardanelles

Log #33b Sea of Marmara to the Dardanelles

Leros, Greece Aug. 21, 2004 Hi Folks, We are down in the Dodecanes Islands of Greece, the last two days of voyaging being against the  SW winds when they should be NW. Murphy’s Law. However, we had good sailing down the Turkish coast. I may have two or three logs ready to send in short
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Log #33c Dardanelles towards Kusadasi

Log #33c Dardanelles towards Kusadasi

Spinalonga, Crete Aug. 30, 2004 Hi Folks, We are at anchor in a lovely bay in Spinalonga, a historic inlet with a Venetian fortress and an abandoned leper colony on the island guarding the entrance. We had a heavy but fast sail across from Astipalaia to Agios Nikolai here on Crete, where I sent my
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Log #33d Kusadasi and Ephesus

Log #33d Kusadasi and Ephesus

Iraklion, Crete September 1, 2004 Hi Folks, We are finally down here in Crete for another week until we start our major 500 mile passage across to Sicily. We’re looking forward a visit to Doug Caldwell a friend from Toronto who will be joining us for that leg. We have had good but heavy sailing
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Log 33e Into the Greek Aegean-Samos

Log 33e Into the Greek Aegean-Samos

Iraklion, Crete September 3, 2004 Hi Folks, We are on the outer breakwall here in Iraklion, as there is no room at the inner harbour. There is still a 25 knot wind at our masthead, but here in the harbour we are quite secure, except there is a high dock which is difficult to negotiate
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Log #33f Ayios Nikolaos & a Leper Colony

Log #33f Ayios Nikolaos & a Leper Colony

Iraklion, Crete Sept. 6, 2004 Hi Folks, We have had gale force winds, never below 25 knots, ever since arriving here on Sept. 1st. There was no room in the inner harbor and we are on the outer wall, but well protected by the main breakwater, about 25 feet high. The wind blows us away
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Log #33g Iraklion and Knossos

Log #33g Iraklion and Knossos

Milazzo, Sicily September 16, 2004 Hi Folks, We have crossed the Ionian Sea and up through the Strait of Messina and are here in Milazzo on the north coast of Sicily, ready to head over to the volcanic Lipari Islands tomorrow. Doug joined us in Heraklion, and was an asset in our five day passage
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Log #33h Leaving Crete

Log #33h Leaving Crete

We are still anchored at Vulcano on a grey rainy day. We have had a lot of rainy windy weather here in Italy the past few days. Using our Italian SIM chip in our Nokia mobile phone, I am once again able to send E-mail from the boat. Happiness is… My apologies to any of
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Log #33i To the Strait of Messina, Italy

Log #33i To the Strait of Messina, Italy

Vibo Valentia, Italy Sept. 23, 2004 Hi Folks, We are back in Vibo Valentia after having left early this morning. We have a bad leak from our engine water pump. There is a Yanmar dealer here, but we did not get back before 1330, the start of a two hour siesta period, and we cannot
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Log #33j Strait of Messina to the Aeolian Islands

Log #33j Strait of Messina to the Aeolian Islands

Enroute towards Salerno Sept. 28, 2004 Hi Folks, We are presently headed up the Calabrian shore towards the Amalfi Coast in the area known as Campania, near Salerno and the Bay of Naples. The weather has settled down for the last day or so. Doug departed from Cetraro to catch a train up to Rome
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Log #33k The Lipari Islands and back to Calabria

Log #33k The Lipari Islands and back to Calabria

Porto Miseno, Bay of Naples, Italy October 4, 2004 Hi Folks, We have come around the Sorrento peninsula, visited Capri (fantastically expensive!), circled the Bay of Naples, past Sorrento, Mount Vesuvius, Naples, Santa Lucia, and are at anchor here in Porto Miseno, about which Rod Heikell says, “The much maligned Tiberius, he of the debauchery
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Log #33l Up the Tyrrhenian Coast

Log #33l Up the Tyrrhenian Coast

Isola Ventotene, Italy Oct. 8, 2004 Hi Folks, We are making our way up to Rome, and should be there in about 4 or 5 days. The weather has been calm and hot for the past week as we have been going from island to island off the Bay of Naples and up the coast
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Log #33m Sorrento Peninsula, and Capri

Log #33m Sorrento Peninsula, and Capri

Porto Turistic di Roma, Rome, Italy October 13, 2004 Hi Folks, We are in our winter marina. We arrived on Oct. 10th, ahead of schedule as we thought the weather was closing in, which it has. We have had two days of rain and thunderstorms since arriving and are glad we are not anchored in
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Log #33n Bay of Naples

Log #33n Bay of Naples

Porto Turistico di Roma, Rome, Italy Nov. 8, 2004 Hi Folks, We have been quite busy since my last log of Oct. 13th. We have settled into the marina, and renewed many old acquaintances we have met while crossing the Atlantic, in Europe, and in the Med. We have done a bit of touring, going
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Log #33o The Pontine Islands and to Rome

Log #33o The Pontine Islands and to Rome

Porto Turistico di Roma, Rome, Italy Nov. 11, 2004 Hi Folks, This log gets us to our winter marina just outside Rome. Judy is back and we are getting Veleda ready for the winter by putting weather proofing plastic sheeting outside the cabin windows and bubble wrap under the opening hatches in the main cabin
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Log #33p Summary of 2004 Sailing Season

Log #33p Summary of 2004 Sailing Season

Ostia, Italy Nov. 15, 2004 Hi Folks. Here is a summary of our 2004 sailing season, and a bit of what we have done since arriving in Ostia. We hope to get down to Naples for a few days to go to Pompeii and climb Mount Vesuvius before we go back to Canada in mid
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Log #33q  Liveaboard life in our winter marina

Log #33q Liveaboard life in our winter marina

Ostia, Rome, Italy Dec. 1, 2004 Hi Folks, This will probably be my last log for a couple of months, as we leave for Toronto in two weeks, and won’t be back until Feb. 1st. However we will still be receiving and sending E-mail, and hope to hear from you, especially those who have not
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