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Ayvalik is for Olives

Oct 15 – 22, 2018 — Our friend Robert and his daughter joined us for a combination of sailing and touring.  After picking them up at the Izmir airport our next stop was the village of Alacati for a bite … Continue reading

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Crete and Santorini

May 21 – 28, 2017 — Family time – Sara’s sister Kathy and her husband, Brad, arrived for an action packed week, including time in Kos, Crete and Santorini. Both are interested the history of Greece as well as seeing … Continue reading

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Nisiros

May 14 – 17, 2017 — We spent April and early May doing boat projects getting ready for this sailing season, and also did some more exploring around Kos. Kos is slowly coming back to life as the days warm … Continue reading

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Marmaris and Back

April 4 – 7, 2017 — It is a challenge to move between the Greek Islands in the off season and adding Turkey to the mix, as another country, only adds to the challenge.  We have discovered that the summer … Continue reading

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Independence Day in Kos

March 25, 2017 — An important part of our experience in each country to which we have travelled has been to participate, as much as possible, in their cultural and local activities.   Recently we went to the Kos Independence Day … Continue reading

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Athens

March 21 – 22, 2017 — Since we needed to change planes in Athens it was a perfect time to stay a day and see the highlights.  The metro from Athens airport is a quick way to reach the center … Continue reading

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When Irish Eyes are Smiling

March 13 – 21, 2017 — March 13th we left Barcelona and flew to Dublin, Ireland to spend the next week, including St. Patrick’s Day.  Our first side trip was to explore Belfast, Northern Ireland.   There was only a sign … Continue reading

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Bilbao

February 17 – 18, 2017 —  Bilbao was a bit of a surprise.  Once a gritty mill city of about 350,000, it is now blossoming into more of a destination with new architecturally unique buildings, many along the Nervion River … Continue reading

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San Sebastian

February 13 – 16, 2017 — Friends John and Eileen arrived in Barcelona with plans for us to go and explore the Spain’s Basque region and Rioja wines.  First, we enjoyed a weekend in Barcelona celebrating the Feast of St. … Continue reading

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Barcelona 2017

January 7 – 31, 2017 – The first week of January was spent getting the boat and ourselves ready for us to leave Quintessa in Greece for several months.  We were off to Barcelona, our second home in spirit.  We … Continue reading

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