On May 27 we left Marmaris on Turkeys south coast for Istanbul. We
have been making short hops along the coast, stopping at some beautiful
anchorages, sometimes for a day, sometimes a couple of days. We have not
made an overnight passage since leaving Israel.
Our objective is to get to Istanbul about the 23rd of June, and to get
through the Dardenelles by mid-June before the strong northerly winds known as
'The Meltemi' begin.
The highlight of Turkey has been how friendly, polite and helpful Turks
are, and the highlight of Greece the very pretty and beautifully maintened old
Leaving Marmaris Marina.....600+ berths and 1000 places on the
Ancient Knidos...having lunch at the little restaurant.
Knidos...the trireme harbour where the galleys used to moor, now silted
View of the harbour from the ruins of Knidos.
Passing the Greek Island of Kos, with a large Greek flag painted on the
We stopped to buy fuel for the first time since Abu Tig in Egypt.
paid US 0.33 cents a litre...here we paid EU 1.42 a litre (and that is
than in Turkey). Welcome to the Med!
Gumusluk, Turkey. A pretty bay with fish restaurants and the ruins
the ancient Greek city of Myndus
Turkish gullet. These boats are now mainly used for charter to
Stern to at Pythagorion on the island of Samos, Greece. Our first
effort at dropping the
anchor and backing in to the town quay. Went very well too.
Electricity and water is supplied, and you pay a small fee per night,
much less than in a marina'
View of the town and castle.
The town was originally called Tigani, but was rename fairly recently
to Pythagorian in honour of Pythagoras whose statue with triangle is
A2=B2+C2. Or was it?
Octupus drying on the line.
The Town Square..or maybe it was the Town Triangle.
The ancient Greek city of Ephesus in Turkey. Alexander the
Great marched in here.
The amphitheatre ..... 40,000 seats and perfect acoustics.