Log #30a Istanbul to the Black Sea

Log #30a Istanbul to the Black Sea

Toronto, Canada July 3rd, 2003 Hi Folks, Yes, we are back in Toronto, and this happens to be the fifth anniversary of our departure from Toronto in 1998. However, we are back, to be with Judy’s parents at this stressful time. We just got word on June 26th when we were in Sinop (42 01.4N,
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Log #30d Ankara and the Black Sea Coast

Log #30d Ankara and the Black Sea Coast

Toronto, Canada Aug. 13, 2003 Hi Folks, We have been back for six weeks now and Judy’s mom is still holding out. She is bedridden but medications and IV drips are keeping her properly hydrated and quite comfortable. Every day is a blessing. This log takes us from our trip to Ankara and further along
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Log #30f to Sinop and heading back

Log #30f to Sinop and heading back

Toronto, Canada Sept. 1, 2003 Hi Folks, Here is the log which gets us to our furthest point in the Black Sea before returning home to help take care of Judy’s mother. This is a situation which more than one cruiser has had to deal with. While living on board, we (live-aboard cruisers) have to
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Log #32b More about Turkey

Log #32b More about Turkey

Midye, Black Sea 41˚ 35.4’N, 028˚ 08.7’E April 19, 2004 Hi Folks, We have spent a grey cool day here in this small fishing harbour, also known as Kiyikoy, waiting out heavy weather before heading to Igneada, our last stop in Turkey before Bulgaria. I have had a chance to spend the better part of
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Log #32c Istanbul to the Black Sea

Log #32c Istanbul to the Black Sea

Bourgas, Bulgaria April 24, 2004 Hi Folks, I’m not sure when, if, or how this will get to you as there is no AOL local access number here in Bulgaria. I will try the Istanbul number long distance, and if that doesn’t work may try to send this via an internet café with all the
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Log #32f Burgas, Sozopol

Log #32f Burgas, Sozopol

Varna, Bulgaria May 10, 2004 Hi Folks, I finalize this note and log from Varna, the northern major port in Bulgaria where we arrived this afternoon at about 1300. So far we are very comfortable here in the Varna Yacht Club; we even have showers with hot water! We are moored alongside, as opposed to
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Log #32l Danube River to the Danube Delta

Log #32l Danube River to the Danube Delta

Odessa, Ukraine June 14, 2004 Hi Folks, Here is my log on our trip down the Danube to the Danube Delta. This may be sent from Kiev, as we are going there for a few days, and I have this log saved on a floppy disc, ready to send if I see a handy internet
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Log #32y A Fractured History and Politics of Sevastopol & Balaclava

Log #32y A Fractured History and Politics of Sevastopol & Balaclava

Saraylar, Marmara Adasi, Sea of Marmara August 8, 2004 Hi Folks, We have just done 2/3rds of the Sea of Marmara from Istanbul on our way to the Dardanelles and the Aegean. It was a quiet motor sail during which I was able to complete this log, a long opinionated discourse on the politics and
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Log #32z Russian Black Sea Fleet Review, & Leaving Ukraine

Log #32z Russian Black Sea Fleet Review, & Leaving Ukraine

Bademli Limani, Turkey Aug. 12, 2004 Hi Folks, We are in the most idyllic anchorage since Panormitis on Astypalea in the Greek Aegean or since the Bahamas several years ago. This anchorage (39˚ 00.31’ N, 026˚ 47,29’ E) is between two islands off the northern part of the Turkish Aegean coast in 14 feet of
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