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 #24f St. Nicholas and Fethiye

Log #24f St. Nicholas and Fethiye

Log #24f St. Nicholas and Fethiye Inglilizi Limani (English Harbour), Degirmen Buku, Turkey 36 55.4 N, 028 09.4 E May 4, 2002 This is our second day in this secluded arm of Degirmen Buku, known as English Harbour because of its use by the Special Boat Squadron of Britain in 1944/45. We have just finished
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Log #24g  Paragliding and Dragging anchor in Knidos

Log #24g Paragliding and Dragging anchor in Knidos

Log #24g  Paragliding and Dragging anchor in Knidos Cokertme, Turkey 37 00.2 N, 027 47.2 E May 5, 2002 Another day of an early 0535 departure to anchor well before noon hour escaping the Meltemi, and having a leisurely day to visit the local community, dinghy around the anchorage, putter around the boat, swim, have
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Log #24a Return to Turkey

Log #24a Return to Turkey

Kemer, Turkey March 6, 2002 Hi Folks, This is my first new log in Turkey, since we landed here from Rhodes on Nov. 19 last year. I have my new Dell laptop over here and am able to send directly from Veleda via a land phone line hooked up here at the Kemer Park Marina.
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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 #25b Joining the EMYR

Log #25b Joining the EMYR

Enroute to Herzliya, Israel June 13, 2002 Hi Folks, We are on the last leg of the rally now, heading for Herzliya in Israel. This will be our last port, and I wanted to have this log ready to send as soon as we get ashore. We have had great sailing for a change on
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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 #25g Northern Cyprus to Mersin, Turkey

Log #25g Northern Cyprus to Mersin, Turkey

Kemer, Turkey July 14, 2002 Hi Folks, We’re still here in Kemer. All the work has been done, but we are staying around until my birthday on the 19th. The weather here is hot and sunny, although we have had a few thunderstorms come through. We went to the Roman theatre at Aspendos last week
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Log #25h Touring Mersin & Iskenderun

Log #25h Touring Mersin & Iskenderun

Polemos Buku, Kekova Roads, Turkey 36 10.0N, 029 48.2 E July 24, 2002 Hi Folks, Here is my Log #25h about Mersin and Iskenderun. Right now we are at anchor at the west end of Kekova Roads. Last night we were at anchor in Gokkaya Limani on the east end of the roads. It was
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Log #25k Palmyra – Queen of the Desert and on to Lebanon

Log #25k Palmyra – Queen of the Desert and on to Lebanon

Aug.19, 2002 Bozburun, Turkey 36ْ 40.3’ N, 028ْ 02.2’ E Hi Folks, We’re at anchor behind a low spit of land in force 6 to 7 winds for the past three days. We know our anchor is firmly set between two rocks, and we haven’t moved even in the 45 plus knot gusts. We could
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Log #26a Israel to Turkey

Log #26a Israel to Turkey

Sept. 15, 2002 Ormos Voukari, Nisos Kea, Greece Hi Folks, This is the first of my new series about summer sailing Turkish and Greek waters and the first to my new address list. I hope the last log came through OK, as the internet café from which I sent it did not have Microsoft Word
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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 #26c The Lycian Coast to Fethiye

Log #26c The Lycian Coast to Fethiye

Sept. 23, 2002 Nisos Poros, Greece Hi Folks, We have spent a lazy day at anchor here on Poros after a few hectic days in Athens. We could not get in to any marina around Athens, and so stayed on Aiginia a Saronic island 20 miles off shore from Athens and caught hydrofoil and catamaran
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Log #26d Lycian Coast to Bodrum

Log #26d Lycian Coast to Bodrum

Nisos Poros, Greece Sept. 26, 2002 Hi Folks, We have been on this buoy off Poros for three days now, and plan heading out into the Aegean again tomorrow. We rented a car for a marathon (pardon the pun on Greek geography) 600 kilometre round trip through the mountains of the Peloponnisos to Epidavros, across
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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 #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 #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 #29e The Dardanelles and Gallipoli

Log #29e The Dardanelles and Gallipoli

Canakkale, Dardanelles, Turkey May 18, 2003 Hi Folks, We are weathered in here for a third day of force 7 to 8 northeast winds. The weather forecasts are saying force 2 to 4, maybe 5 – HA! Fortunately the marina here has secure laid moorings, although it is relatively expensive at 20,000,000 TL a day
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Log #29f The Dardanelles & Gallipoli-2

Log #29f The Dardanelles & Gallipoli-2

Cakilkoy, Sea of Marmara, Kapidag Peninsula, Turkey May 23, 2003 Hi Folks, We are in this “rustic” hamlet on the Kapidag Peninsula of the Sea of Marmara as I prepare this log for the floppy disc. I probably will not be able to send it for several days until we get to Istanbul, as we
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