Start of Sailing season

Rob and Jacky Black
Wed 11 Apr 2012 14:06
Marmaris Yacht Marina
36 49.14N 28 18.48E

On the hard standing.
We flew back to Turkey on the 4th of April and arrived at 0115 to pouring
rain.Fortunately we had booked a room at the marina to avoid having to
grope around in the dark - climb a steep ladder, re-connect batteries,
make up the bed etc. etc.The following day we got unpacked and made a
start to the long job list.
The weather cheered up and we were able to crack on with everything and as
of today - Wednesday 11th we have cleaned and sealed the decks, applied
one coat of anti-foul, had the battery charger repaired and
re-fitted,polished the hull,sorted out a repair man for the passerelle,
(it goes off tonight)received the repaired cockpit spray hood and
re-fitted it. so all in all things are going well. We now hope to
re-launch earlier than the booked date of 21st of April.
It has been great to catch up with our sailing friends who are based here
- in particular June and Steve on Piper who have been here most of the
winter. They even gave us a meal on board on our first night which was
just so kind.