Log #22i Back To Croatia (Pula and Dugi Otok)

Log #22i Back To Croatia (Pula and Dugi Otok)

Sept. 30, 2001 Vathy, Ithaka, Greece Hi Folks, We’re on the island of Ithaka, the home of the fabled Odysseus here in the Ionian Sea. A few miles away is the island of Skorpios, the one owned by Onassis and Jackie Kennedy. The weather is beautiful and we are enjoying the idyllic Greek islands. As
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Log #23a Greek Waters – Dubrovnik to Corfu

Log #23a Greek Waters – Dubrovnik to Corfu

Log #23a Greek Waters – Dubrovnik to Corfu Oct. 26, 2001 Cape Matapan, The Peloponnisos Covers the period Sept. 20 to 26, 2001 We left Gruz (outside Dubrovnik) at 1150 after clearing customs and immigration and handing in our crew list. We still have our Croatian cruising permit which is good for a year. Before
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Log #23c Levkas & Ithaca (Ionian Islands)

Log #23c Levkas & Ithaca (Ionian Islands)

Log #23c Levkas & Ithaca (Ionian Islands) Adams on Milos (The Cyclades), Greece Nov. 3, 2001 Covers the period Sept. 26 to Oct. 1, 2001 Sent 17/12/01 c, the main town on Levkas (38 50.0N,  020 42.7E) was a major stop as we expected our new stove, a copy of Rod Heikell’s Turkish Pilot, mail
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Log #23d Meganisi, Skorpios and Kefallonia (Ionian Islands)

Log #23d Meganisi, Skorpios and Kefallonia (Ionian Islands)

Toronto, Canada Dec. 18, 2001 Hi Folks, Here is the second of my pre-prepared logs in Greece, #23d around some of the Ionian islands. I am still learning about my Dell laptop and with this log will attach a picture of us, given to us by Bill and Jean from their digital camera when they were
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Log #23e Nidri, Kefallonia & back to Levkadas (Ionian islands)

Log #23e Nidri, Kefallonia & back to Levkadas (Ionian islands)

Toronto, Canada Dec. 23, 2001 Merry Christmas and a Happy New year Folks, This will be my last log until after Christmas, and so with this I want to wish you all the best for the holiday season. I have enjoyed writing and sharing my logs with you. It gives me a chance to re-live
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Log #23f Zakinthos (Ionian) to Olympia (on the Peloponesse)

Log #23f Zakinthos (Ionian) to Olympia (on the Peloponesse)

Toronto, Canada Dec. 25, 2001 Hi Folks, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year again. I’m writing this as we await the arrival of guests for Christmas dinner. Last year at this time we were stuck at a dirty boat yard between bridges in Sete, France, before we could get into the Mediterranean. It is
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Log #23g Pilos, Methoni and Naval Battles of the Peloponessos

Log #23g Pilos, Methoni and Naval Battles of the Peloponessos

Toronto, Canada Dec.27, 2001 Hi Folks, Here is my next log which also describes three naval battles that took place in the waters we were transiting down the Ionian Sea and off the southern tips of the Peloponessos. We had an enjoyable Christmas, and are looking forward to a New Year’s Eve party with friends
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Log #23h Waiting out Storms in Kayio

Log #23h Waiting out Storms in Kayio

Toronto, Canada Dec. 31, 2001 Hi Folks, Happy New Year, and may 2002 be prosperous, healthy and happy for you. It is cold with light snow flurries here in Toronto, while Buffalo 90 km away south of Niagara Falls is digging out from under over 2 metres of snow since Christmas. I like cold snowy
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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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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 #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 #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 # 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 #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 #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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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 #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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