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North Coast and Durres

October 22 – 23, 2019 — On we went to Vlore, and currently the only marina in Albania.  When we arrived we repeatedly called the marina office.  No answer.  Eventually we phoned the marina and found the marina manager who … Continue reading

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In the Middle of Nowhere — Albania

October 20-21, 2019 — Albania seems to want to encourage boaters but currently has too many obstacles in place to be successful. All boats are required to check in and out of every port. There is only one marina in … Continue reading

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Sarandë and the Interior

October 19 – 21, 2019 — After our most challenging summer of sailing we finally left Corfu, Greece on October 19th for the 15 mile crossing to Albania–and out of the EU.  We were over our 90 day limit for … Continue reading

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Home of the Triangle — Samos

August 16 – September 2, 2019 — Currently we are on the hook in Samos, Greece, waiting! We are located less than five miles from the coast of Turkey.  Samos is the closest of the Greek islands to Turkey, at … Continue reading

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Bad Day at Bademli

November 1, 2018 — Bademli Limani–where you ask? In the middle of nowhere! But, we will get back to that. This morning there was a fresh chill in the air. It was time to finally start south and work our way … Continue reading

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Assos

Oct 29 – 30, 2018 —  Our final stretch north for the season took us to the tiny hamlet of Behram Kale, the site of ancient Assos.  The very small harbor holds mainly fishing boats.  The depth is only two … Continue reading

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Gallipoli a.k.a. Gelibolu   

Oct 21 – 27, 2018 – The town of Canakkale is best known as an access point to the Gallipoli peninsula, or Gelibolu as the Turks would say.  It is reached by ferry from there or a long drive to … Continue reading

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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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Ören to Çeşme

Oct 1 – 14, 2018 –  After leaving Oren we spent two days sailing north, close-in around the Budrum Peninsula. This part of  the Carian Coastline of Turkey is all rock and very rugged. It is beautiful despite the growing … Continue reading

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Runaway or Run Away

January 6 – 7, 2018 — Saturday afternoon, three days after arriving back at the boat, and one day after the non-event storm, I decide to take a long bike ride for exercise and pick up groceries to start restocking … Continue reading

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