Category Archives: 2015 Mediterranean Cruise

Reflections of Season Two

  With our second season of sailing in the Mediterranean behind us, it is time to remind ourselves that we   have experienced many new things and have much to be thankful for.  This season we were in five countries with five … Continue reading

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Kas, Turkey

November 2 – 8, 2015 — Kas (pronounced ka-sh) is the furthest east we will sail in Turkey this season.  As our string of favorable weather continues, the days are still warm but the nights are starting to get cold … Continue reading

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Gocek and Turkish Hospitality

October 26 – November 1, 2015 — The southwest coast of Turkey is called the Turquoise Coast.  Some also call it the Turkish Riviera.  By either name it has a natural beauty that almost takes your breath away.  The water … Continue reading

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Fethiye

October 21 – 25, 2015 – The bay of Fethiye is one of the prettiest along the Turquoise Coast.  It is surrounded by layers and layers of mountains, providing that sense of “purple mountains majesty” as the sun rises and sets.  … Continue reading

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Dalyan River

October 13 – 20, 2015 – Not yet ready to surrender to the end of the season we confirmed our winter reservation with Netzel Marina in Marmaris and headed back to sea.  About five miles south we tucked in to Turunc, a … Continue reading

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Marmaris

October 10 – 12, 2015 —  From Bozburum we headed to Marmaris, our planned winter destination.   Arriving on a Saturday night may have not been a good beginning.  Marmaris is a bustling city on the waterfront. Walking along the harbor … Continue reading

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Entering Turkey

October 8 – 9, 2015 —   We motored from Simi, Greece ten miles to Bozburun, Turkey along the southwest coast.  This area of Turkey is known as the Turquoise Coast because of the color of the clear water.   It … Continue reading

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Simi and Refugees

October 4 – 7, 2015 —  We are currently at the island of Simi, Greece, so close to the Turkey border that we can see Turkey.  It is our last Greek island for this season before heading to Turkey.   Simi … Continue reading

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Nisiros

October 2 – 3, 2015 — We had our best sail of the season in 20-25 kts on a beam reach from Astipalaia to Nisiros.  It was magnificent!  Based on recommendations, we went to the harbor at Palon, which has better … Continue reading

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Astipalaia

September 27 – October  1, 2015 —  Our original plan was to go to Santorini with Lauren and Mark, but we lost days when held up in Naxos and Iriklia with the meltimi.  The meltimi winds do adjust the schedule.  … Continue reading

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