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 #24b Kemer Marina

Log #24b Kemer Marina

Log #24b Kemer Marina Kemer, Turkey March 31, 2002 It is a grey rainy Easter Sunday morning as I sit down to do this log. I just heard over the BBC short wave of the death of the Queen Mother. I have a great respect for her, and am thankful for her contribution to Britain
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Log #24c Medical Problems and First Cruising

Log #24c Medical Problems and First Cruising

Ucagiz Limani Kekova Roads, Turkey 36 11.75 N, 029 51.16E April 22, 2002 Hi Folks, We are enjoying a beautiful anchorage here in Ucagiz Limani, a bay just off Kekova Roads, with Lycian sarcophagi on the shoreline 100 metres away. We met up with Blue Highway for the first time since last July and had
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Log # 24 d Touring the Lycian Coast

Log # 24 d Touring the Lycian Coast

Log # 24 d Touring the Lycian Coast Fethiye, Turkey 36 37.46N, 029 05.66E April 25, 2002 We are in a tranquil anchorage in a small bay in the northwest corner of Fethiye Limani, across from the town of Fethiye in 3 to 4 metres of water, 100 metres from a pleasant park inhabited by
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Log #24e Finally Cruising the Lycian Coast

Log #24e Finally Cruising the Lycian Coast

Log #24e Finally Cruising the Lycian Coast Heads and Turkish carpets East Creek, Yedi Adalari, Turkey 36 52.1 N, 028 03.4 E May 2, 2002 As I sit down to write up this log, we are anchored up a creek inside Yedi Adalari (the Seven Islands), across the peninsula from Marmaris. We rounded this peninsula,
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Log #25a Introduction to the East Med Yacht Rally

Log #25a Introduction to the East Med Yacht Rally

Log #25a Introduction to the East Med Yacht Rally May 29, 2002 Lattakia, Syria We are a little over half way through the EMYR, which theoretically started April 28 in Istanbul, and ends June 14 in Herzliya, Israel. I say theoretically in Istanbul, as it was scheduled to start there, but there were no boats
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Log #25c Enroute with the EMYR back to Kemer

Log #25c Enroute with the EMYR back to Kemer

Herzliya, Israel June 18, 2002 Hi Folks, We’re still in Herzliya even though the EMYR is officially over. We have been given several days free mooring here, allowing us to do some maintenance, resupply, and a bit more touring. We were planning to catch a local bus to Jerusalem tomorrow (we toured Jerusalem and Masada
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Log #25d To Kemer and the EMYR Grand Start

Log #25d To Kemer and the EMYR Grand Start

Haifa, Israel June 24, 2002 Hi Folks, We are still here in Haifa, right now at some friends of Judy’s family, Geoff and Esty Collins, and I can hook up to their telephone line to send E-mail. Happiness (for cruisers such as us) is the ability to send E-mail, get a shower, and do some
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Log #25e To Girne, Northern Cyprus

Log #25e To Girne, Northern Cyprus

Akko, Israel June  28, 2002 Hi Folks, We are here in ancient Akko, or Acre as it is also known. This is across the bay from Haifa, and is now a UN Heritage site with the unearthing of the Crusader fortress and even older civilizations within the town walls. We had a pleasant sail across
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Log # 25f The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

Log # 25f The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

Kemer, Turkey July 7, 2002 Hi Folks, We’re back in Kemer, Turkey for a few days to get some work done on replacing our engine mounts and aligning the engine with the prop shaft. There is a possibility we may need a new prop shaft. We have also been helping Hasan and Umut with some
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Log #26b Kemer and the Lycian coast of Turkey

Log #26b Kemer and the Lycian coast of Turkey

Sept. 17, 2002 Aigina, Greece Hi Folks, Here is the second of my logs for summer cruising of Turkish waters. We are presently at the town docks here in Aigina, the main town on the island of Aigina, about 20 miles across the bay from Athens. We visited the Temple of Poseidon this morning before
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Log #28a Winter at Kemer Marina, Maintenance and Politics

Log #28a Winter at Kemer Marina, Maintenance and Politics

Kemer, Turkey March 14, 2003 Hi Folks, It’s been a long time since my last epistle, but this will bring you up to date partly. As this is a long one, this intro will be short. The last two thirds of the log are about the politics in Turkey. We feel quite comfortable here, and
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Log #28b Marina life Part 1

Log #28b Marina life Part 1

Kemer, Turkey March 18, 2003 Hi Folks, Here’s the next log of our winter in Turkey. Activities are increasing here as we get ready for the next season sailing, which for many starts in April. I am sure similar activities go on in yacht clubs, sailing clubs and marinas all over North America and Europe.
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Log #28c Marina Life Part 2

Log #28c Marina Life Part 2

Kemer, Turkey March 29, 2003 Hi Folks, Here is my last log about marina life. I think other marinas will pale in comparison to the rich social life we have experienced here at Kemer and the hospitality of the Turkish people. I still find myself feeling compassion for the situation Turkey finds itself in regards
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Log #28d Trying to leave Kemer

Log #28d Trying to leave Kemer

Kemer, Turkey April 7th, 2003 Hi Folks, Things are fine for us as we await good weather to take off. Veleda is ready for sea. We have the passarelle and bicycle lashed on deck, Sprite operational and back on the dinghy tow, and all our jerrycans filled with diesel and gas. That was our most
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Log #28e Off at last!

Log #28e Off at last!

Marmaris, Turkey April 12, 2003 Hi Folks, We are not in Marmaris yet, but will be when I send this later today. We are checking out of Turkey from Marmaris rather than going to Bodrum as planned. Then we will enter Greek waters at Symi, and gunkhole through a few Greek islands to be in
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Log #29g Sea of Marmara

Log #29g Sea of Marmara

Atakoy Marina, Istanbul, Turkey June 1, 2003 Hi Folks, We’re here in ancient Byzantium, getting ready to head into the Black Sea. We have met up with Cash Cash, a Swedish boat with Anders and Brigitte whom we met last year on the EMYR. We had drinks with them, did some touring with them and
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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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