Sailing Turkey - a calm month and a hectic week with Tom

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August 5th 2011
Published: August 5th 2011
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Freedom moored in the harbour
For a month we sailed quietly through a few Greek Islands and down the Turkish coast. We came to Fethiye to meet up with Tom, Linda and Glen, and then things got busy!

We were very excited about havng Tom on board and from the start he took to the boat and everything we did was 'fantastic' - well apart from the pump toilet which he thought was very wierd!
Along the way Tom experienced helming, winching, swimming, snorkelling, diving, water skiiing, jet ski, multiple inflatables, water tennis, frisbee, fender racing, being towed behind the boat on a rope, driving the dinghy, rowing the dinghy and so much more. We swam around an underwater town and visited a roman amphitheatre, and he even saw 2 shooting stars when we were star gazing at night on the bow. We went out for a few meals along the way, and Tom had enough chilling time to hang out in the hammock and to read all of his books.

We sailed with new crew (Tom) from Fethiye to Ciglik bay, Yassica island, Sasala bay and Gocek where Glen and Linda joined us for a day sail to Yassica island and back (a

on the Aegean Turkish coast
day with a great deal of water based activity). Then we sailed on to Gocek island, Cleopatras bay, Kizil island and back to Fethiye. We still had time for a whole day enjoying the time and facilities at Linda and Glen's hotel.
Along the way we played chess, quiditch, awarie, yatzee, bananagrams and rumikub.

So yes, it was busy but wow was it fun - enjoy the photos...

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being dragged behind a ski boatbeing dragged behind a ski boat
being dragged behind a ski boat

somethng like a wide inflatable matress for 3 - lots of squealing
tom on the bowtom on the bow
tom on the bow

ready for another jump

Glen makes like the new Freedom figurehead
a slow tow under saila slow tow under sail
a slow tow under sail

With light winds we were sailing so slowly that new ideas were needed for entertainment

6th August 2011

Wow-- what an amazing adventure
We would love to make that trip.
20th August 2011

looks amazing
What a great time you must have had. Tom looks like a born sailor. Hope we manage as well! See you tonight.xx

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