Position update

Rob and Jacky Black
Mon 23 May 2011 14:52
40 29.4N 27 36.3 E
Monday 23rd May
Pasalimani Bay off the same named island.
We left Erdek midmorning and motored in company with piper to this bay where we had been told there was an abandoned harbour with free mooring.
It was a pleasant journey calm seas and sun shone as we passed the south and west coasts of Pasalimani a low lying very green and pastoral looking place.
On our arrival in the above mentioned bay there was no sign of said harbour but two other UK boats were anchored here so we joined them and it turned
out to be a lovely spot. Secure holding and excellent shelter from the NE winds which got up later in the evening. We are opposite a small restaurant with decking
out over the water - we did intent visiting for a drink but never got around to it as the wind steadily increased through out the night. We had a super BBQ on Piper using their Cobb
which can be stood on the deck without harming anything.
This morning Steve and June decided to leave for Port Marmara and in fact the other boats all left too - probably as the forecast is set to deteriorate on Wednesday.
We decided to stay for a further night and then make a longer passage to the north coast of the Sea Marmara getting us that much closer to Istanbul. We plan to leave really early tomorrow.