Log #32o Problems in Tulcea

Log #32o Problems in Tulcea

Kherson, Ukraine June 30, 2004 Hi folks, This is our second day in Kherson, a large Ukrainian port in the Dneiper River delta above Crimea. Not much English is spoken here, but people are friendly. I have had time to do some logs and so am sending this out a day or so after my
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Log #32p Ukrainian Bureaucracy

Log #32p Ukrainian Bureaucracy

Anchored at Mis Tendrov July 5, 2004 Hi Folks, We are now half way through Ukraine, and will continue our itinerary down to Sevastopol and Yalta in spite of my negative reactions as indicated in this log. The people we have met have been nice, but their bureaucracy sucks! We have to check in and
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Log #32q To Odessa

Log #32q To Odessa

Sevastopol, Ukraine July 12, 2004 Hi Folks, Here is my next log already. Since we have not had access to internet cafes, I have a few logs already completed and will send them over the next few days, one at a time, as I have found a good internet café where I can do most
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Log #32r Odessa to Kiev

Log #32r Odessa to Kiev

Sevastopol, Ukraine July 13, 2004 Hi Folks, Here’s another log, taking us through Odessa and up to Kiev. I am trying to get up to date so that when we leave Ukraine on July 27th or so, I will be current. Some have asked what is on the ship’s stamp I use. It is just
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Log #32s Kiev Part 1

Log #32s Kiev Part 1

Sevastopol, Crimea July 15, 2004 Hi Folks, We just had an interesting night last night, as a storm brought big swells into the yacht club, so big that we had to relocate deeper into Sevastopol Harbour to the end of South Bay, a long deep inlet in the Sevastopol harbour where many navy ships are
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Log #32t Kiev Part 2 to Nikolaev

Log #32t Kiev Part 2 to Nikolaev

Sevastopol, Crimea July 20, 2004 Hi Folks, Here is my next installment on our trip to Kiev. Yesterday, my birthday went well. However, we did not dress ship as we had laundry flying all day. The yacht club just installed a new washing machine, and Judy was the first to use it. Nothing is ever
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Log #32u Into the Bug and Dnieper Rivers estuary

Log #32u Into the Bug and Dnieper Rivers estuary

Sevastopol, Crimea July 21, 2004 Hi Folks, This log takes us through a couple of emergencies, a grounding and an anchor dragging in a thunderstorm. As I note many of the problems we encounter, do not think we have only problems, as we have many pleasant days as well. The internet system here in Sevastopol
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Log #32v Nikolayev

Log #32v Nikolayev

Sevastopol, Crimes July 25, 2004 Hi Folks, We hopefully leave Ukraine tomorrow, July 26th. I may be able t send out another log before we leave, but after that, I am not sure where I will find internet access before we get back to Istanbul. I have sent out some pictures and maps of our
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Log #32w Kherson to Crimea

Log #32w Kherson to Crimea

Eregli, Turkey July 30, 2004 Hi Folks, We had a heavy but good voyage across the Black Sea from Sevastopol in Ukraine over to Zonguldak, Turkey (40 hours for 214 nautical miles with over 2/3rds of it under sail only). It is good to be back in Turkey, our favourite country so far. I may
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Log #32x Chornomorskye to Sevastopol

Log #32x Chornomorskye to Sevastopol

Istanbul, Turkey Aug. 4, 2004 Hi Folks, We are still here in Fenerbahce, the suburb of Istanbul where we left Veleda last winter. Getting back to Turkey and Istanbul is like coming home, as there are so many familiar things and friends here. We are even able to use our Bluetooth connection to send E-mail
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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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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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