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 #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 #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 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 #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 #29d Back to Turkey

Log #29d Back to Turkey

Canakkale, Dardanelles, Turkey May 15, 2003 Hi Folks, We are here in the historic and strategic Dardanelles at Canakkale on the Asian side, ready to proceed up to Gelibolu (also known as Gallipoli) on the European side, in the next day or so. We have been immersed in the Gallipoli campaign of WW I for
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Log #29c Lesbos

Log #29c Lesbos

Ayvalik, turkey May 9, 2003 Hi Folks, we are back in Turkey at a nice marina in Ayvalik across from Levos, about half way up the Aegean coast. Judy went up to Istanbul last night with our passports to start the processing from Atakoy Marina there for our visas for the Ukraine, Romania ad Bulgaria.
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Log #29b Fournoi, Chios and Lesvos

Log #29b Fournoi, Chios and Lesvos

Mytilini, Lesvos, Greece May 4, 2003 Hi Folks, We are here on Lesvos in this OK town getting ready to tour it tomorrow by car. We checked in with the co-operative port authorities and toured two extremely good archeological museums and the castro free of charge for Sunday May 4th. I may be ale to
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Log #29a Symi, Kos, and Patmos

Log #29a Symi, Kos, and Patmos

Skala, Patmos, Greece April 26, 2003 Hi Folks, Here is the first of my series #29 going through Greece to Istanbul. We have had seven days of gale force winds over the past ten days! We are quite secure here alongside (not Med moored) the town dock. All is well here, and we hope the
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Log #28f Leaving Turkey & Entering Greece

Log #28f Leaving Turkey & Entering Greece

April 17, 2003 Hi Folks, This will be my last log in the Log#28 series from Turkey, and I will next start with Log #29a in Greek waters. I already miss the courtesy and friendliness of the Turks as compared to the uncaring abruptness of the Greeks as indicated in the letter I have pasted
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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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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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 # 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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Log #23i Elafonisos, Monemvasia and into the Aegean Sea

Log #23i Elafonisos, Monemvasia and into the Aegean Sea

Panama City, Florida USA Jan. 8, 2001 Hi Folks, We are down here in Florida visiting Judy’s sister and her family, but we brought the cool weather from Toronto with us. We flew to Atlanta, Georgia where we rented a car to drive down the rest of the way to Panama City. There was still
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