Category Archives: BLOG

Bilbao

February 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 which runs through … Continue reading

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San Sebastian

February 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. Eulalia, the patron … 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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Back to Greece

December 25, 2016 – January 6, 2017 —  Now that the Greece/Turkey winter winds have started to blow, we are waiting for a safe weather window to leave. The winds at this time of year can be fierce along the … Continue reading

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Wrapping up Projects in Marmaris

December 20 – 25, 2016 —  We have done our time (out of the EU) and we are now free to go (back to the EU).  We will miss Marmaris for the food, culture experiences and all the friends we … Continue reading

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Bozburun to Marmaris

November 6 – December 20, 2016 —  After a few days of revisiting some anchorages we liked and exploring new ones, we returned to Bozburun to get organized for upcoming boat projects.  It was a good spot to have the … Continue reading

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Didyma and Ephesus

October 22 – November 4, 2016 —  D-Marin in Didim is a new marina and very nice, however it is a bit remote with the town of Didim a few miles away.   After arriving, with friends Suzanne and Bob on … Continue reading

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Boz and Bod

October 11 – October 22, 2016 — Bozburun and Bodrum, Turkey: Bozburun was our port of entry into Turkey last year.  Exactly one year later we were back, docked almost in front of the same restaurant on the town quay.   Mehmet and … Continue reading

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Oh-oh: Return to Turkey

September 22 – October 10, 2016 –  “You cannot come back to the EU” – words you never want to hear as a cruiser living in Europe.  We knew we were one day over our 90 day visa limit when … Continue reading

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Santorini, Again!

September 16 – 19, 2016 — With the season wrapping up for most summer vacationers, Ios was a very quiet place.  There were actually available slips at the quay and the coffee shops were nearly empty.  Stores in the upper village, … Continue reading

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