Turkey | Kemer | Park looking back at Kemer Marina
Turkey | Kemer| Happy Halloween
Turkey | Kemer | Kemer Marina | Navigator Restaurant terrace | Val and Bob Ouellette and Al
I apologize for not writing sooner but I truly thought I had. Evidently the last log I wrote did not go through. I checked the website and found we had not even arrived here yet. We have been in Kemer, Turkey since Oct. 23 and our friends Val and Bob left us on Oct. 25. This is a beautiful, comfortable marina. The marina is backed by mountains. The people are interesting and quite social. Mostly English speaking people wintering here. We listen to the Cruiser's Net each morning to hear the scheduled events, weather, birthdays,etc. Last Friday we had a fun dinner complete with music, singing and dancing. On Sunday Al and I went with a group to an English breakfast while others went on a three hour hike. The weather is still wonderful with temperatures between 78-85 during the day and dropping to comfortable sleeping weather of 65-70. Monday is market day and Kemer has an excellent one. The fruits and vegetables are fantastic. We've been trying to get the boat back in shape after neglecting her while cruising. We hope to have some work done on her but haven't been to enthused with the quotes we've been given so far. Or friends Steve and Pam are still in Greece heading this way for the winter. We plan to join them next Monday in Marmaris, Turkey by land and sail back with them to Kemer. We have talked to many of you by Skype and we have wireless internet onboard. Emails from firstname.lastname@example.org go to the same address as email@example.com. We use these addresses and rarely look at the kc0rmx email now that we are in the marina. Happy Halloween.
Love Sally and Al
October 22 & 23, 2007
What a peaceful night Kas Bucak Marina. We went to bed early after our no rest the night before. No one moved a muscle until 8:00 this morning. It started to rain about 5 AM and continued through the morning. Finally about 10:00 we decided to move on. We sailed about a half hour then the wind switched on the nose. Rain and some thunderstorms 3 miles away. But we decided to continue on to Setur Finike Marina in Finike. It's more pleasant in a harbor where we can step off to shore in the rain than sitting at anchor somewhere. We'll have another 35 nm to go to Kemer tomorrow. We noted on the charts today that we are only 130nm from Cyprus and 310nm from the entrance to the Suez Canal:-> We arrived in Finike around 4:15. We plan to go out to dinner if it doesn't start raining again.
Turkey | Finike | Val Bob And Al
Turkey | Finike | Finike Harbor
Tues. Oct. 23 We had a lovely dinner out with Bob and Val in a restaurant just outside of Finike harbor. Val had lamb meatballs which were very good and Al, Bob and I had a lamb casserole. The casserole was like a stir fry of lamb, onions, peppers, and mushrooms in a light sauce. It was quite delicious. We had a salad, wonderful bread and a plate of appetizers which consisted of 4 or 5 different pate for dipping the bread. During the night we had another wild storm. Lots of rain, hail and lightning. The wind was blowing us away from the dock so that was good. We woke to sunshine and no wind. So we are rocking and rolling our way to Kemer under motor. Val and I made omelets and toast for breakfast under weigh. We expect to be in Kemer around 2:00.
Love Sally and Al
Turkey | sailing toward Kalkan| Val Ouellette and Al
October 21 and 22 2007
We arrived at Yesilkoy Limani anchorage 2 nm west of Kalkan just before dark. We enjoyed a lovely evening making grilled shrimp kebobs and rice for dinner. YUM! After dinner we played Scrabble. Sally was the winner :-> About 11:30 the wind began to pick up. Al and I were on anchor watch for about an hour before we decided to start the engine to help hol