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Middle East » Turkey » Mediterranean » Gocek August 21st 2013

Hi, Over the last few days we have sailed up the coast and tonight are in the village of Bozurum. We have spent the last few nights in various bays which have small restaurants were you moor to their jetty and eat at the restaurant. The sailing has been exceptional, with full sail and really whizzing along. Every thing is great with the weather the sailing and the company. I haven't been exploring much but the guys have been out early climbing hills and getting pictures. I don't seem to have the energy as I have had a bit of a bug, which is a bit of a bugger. Nearly back to norm so will be hopefully doing more stuff. We have 2 more weeks to discover what is available so looking forward to what is ... read more
We are Sailing
Dinner time

Middle East » Turkey » Mediterranean » Gocek August 17th 2013

Hi, Today we sailed up to the Gocek area and have anchored in a bay with a restaurant. There is no wind and the swimming is beautiful. Viv has now left the boat and so for the next couple of weeks it is just the 5 guys. The boat will become messy and we will have a lot of laughs and we intend to explore places when we have time. So the last couple of days. Very very lazy day when we were waiting for Robert Bruce and Sam to arrive. The next day we set out to get a bus to a gorge in a place called Saklikent. This gorge, we were told by lots of people was very spectacular so off we went. Having decided to do it on the cheap by using a ... read more
Vege Market.
Starting out.

Middle East » Turkey » Mediterranean » Gocek September 26th 2011

Our last guest this summer was Andy's mum, Jill. But before that we should go back a few weeks. Before Helen and Chris came onboard, we had delivered our 2-year-old netbook to an engineer in a hopeful attempt to fix it. So our first task after they left was to return to Fethiye to discover the result. With no reply on the phone we went to the shop to find it closed. After enquiries we discovered it was Ramadan – just our luck. 3 days later the news was bad, the netbook was dead. We left with the hard drive re-packaged so at least we had all our documents and photos. Within 2 days we had ordered a replacement netbook to be delivered to Leeds – Jill would bring it with her. Other incidents in the ... read more
Kate takes the helm on our fast and furious cruising chute sail
Jill and Kate shopping in Gocek
Jill takes the helm on the way back to Gocek

Middle East » Turkey » Mediterranean » Gocek August 30th 2011

Day 1. We started the first day with a big shop for the important stuff, wine beer and a bit of soakage (food), oh and of course Helen's cowboy hat!! Then motored out of the marina and Chris got stuck into the sailing from the off. Hoisting the sails, taking the helm and tacking the boat to our first bay where he even swam the stern line ashore – it's great having a crew!! We all chilled and had a late lunch then in the afternoon Chris and Helen had a bit of a nap zzzzzzzzzzzz. After a few games in the water and a lot of chatting over dinner C & H sat on the bow and watched the stars. Sweeeeet. Day 2. After a very slow relaxing day Kate baked scones during the Helen ... read more
A relaxed sail towards Fethiye
All the crew at sunset - Gocek Island
The one and only cloudy day in 2 months 2 days before Chris and Helen arrive

Middle East » Turkey » Mediterranean » Gocek August 5th 2011

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 ... read more
fethiye at dawn
kate and her kindle

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