Turkey | Gochek anchorages | Wall Bay | Artemis tied shore, Lars, Mike S, Ginger and Dick
APRIL 29, 2008
Hi all We had a nice hike yesterday out of Wall Bay near Gocek and met up with friends Dick and Ginger on Alchemy (American) and Banu on Denize II (Turkish/American)We had a nice lunch of different meze's (appetizers) back at Kapi Creek. Then we all went aboard Artemis over to Wall Bay where their boats were anchored. American friends Steve and Pam on Eirene had us all over for drinks. Today Bev, Dick and Ginger went aboard Banu's boat and sailed over to Gocek for supplies. Mike, Al and I hiked over the saddle to Ancient Lydae ruins. What a fantastic hike. Not too hard not too easy and spectacular views. We met up with Steve and Pam for a picnic lunch at the ruins. Then we stopped in on a Turkish family with two young children and they served us chai (Turkish tea). We bought some pine honey from them. We've decided to stay on in Wall Bay for a few days.
Turkey | Gochek anchorages |Kapi Creek | Bev, Mike and Al at the dock restaurant
Turkey | Gochek anchorages | | Artemis at Kapi Creek Dock
APRIL 28, 2008
Hi all Yesterday we filled our fuel tanks 170 liters (44.8 gallons)costing $415. Ouch! We left Marmaris about 11:00 taking Bev with us. She plans to take a bus back to Marmaris at the end of the week. We had a great sail. It was alot of tacking as we left the harbor but once we turned toward Gocek it was a one tack run. The rain held off until late afternoon. We had two two hour stretches of motoring but the rest of the time we sailed 5.5-7 kts. We arrived in Gocek area about 7:00 and more rain coming so we decided to pull into Kapi Creek anchorage. Smart move. The restaurant in the bay has made docks and laid moorings. So as the rain came in earnest we quickly moored with help ashore and went below. We still grilled burgers but using the George Foreman. We had a cozy night listening to the pitter patter of the rain. We plan to explore the area and then move 2 nm to Wall Bay to meet up with 3 other boats we know in the area. We're going to buy homemade bread and go for a walk.
Love Sally and Al
APRIL 27, 2008
Hi All, We left Kas early Wed. morning and decided to continue on to Marmaris. We arrived about 12 hours later. We had 3 hours of great sailing in 25 kts of wind then the front moved through and it went down to nothing. We surprised Mike Sikorra and Bev as they weren't expecting us until later in the week. I think Mike looked at us 3 times before it registered who we were. We spent the last few days getting estimates for some work we want done and buying a few things. Great time catching up with Bev on Half Moon. She and Tom left Port Superior over 17 years ago to go around the world and have been in Turkey for 2 years. Bev and I take turns making dinner and last night Al grilled leg of lamb. Yum. Today we are leaving Marmaris and sailing toward the Gocek area. Bev will take a bus back when she get tired of our Shenanigans. We join the EMYR on May 6 in Gocek. Remember to use our email@example.com. email address.
Love Sally and Al
Turkey | Kas | Visa Run Gullet leaving for Greece
APRIL 22, 2008
We had a great four hour sail down to Kas on Monday. Imagine a sailboat sailing :-) The quay was full of gullets and fishing boats so we were at anchor with four other boats. Two were from Kemer so we had cocktails and made our plans to go to Kastellorizo Greece for our visa run in the morning. It was another beautiful night at anchorage. Great full moon.
Greece | Kastellorzo | groceries and new Turkish visa