Poyraskoy to Kikikoy

Minka of Southampton - Cruising Log
Edmund Wigan
Mon 21 Jul 2014 04:27
Position 41: 37.94N 28:06.001E

There was a F5/6 forecast from the the north west which was the way I wanted to go. The forecast was accurate which I discovered when I checked it a couple of hours after I set off. I have yet to grasp the concept of checking forecasts before I leave.

So it was a a bit of a slog made worse by the adverse current which did nothing for my tacking angles. Apart from taking reefs in and out it was an uneventful trip except for a visit from....

JPEG image

....my friends in the coastguard. They didn't stop and say hello this time. The sea looks really flat in that photo but this one gives a better idea of the sea state.

JPEG image

Apart from the trip taking longer than I planned it was great fun to be bashing through the waves. It reminded me a bit of the Irish Sea.

Kikikoy seems to be a lovely fishing village. I didn't visit the village itself as I was so late getting in. It is on a hill above the harbour.

JPEG image

I moored up against what I thought was a fishing boat but turned out to be a floating restaurant.

JPEG image

They fed me with half a Turkish white loaf, sliced in half and filled with fish, onions and peppers. Together with a can of coke it cost £2.

After supper I had a quick walk around the harbour and came across a camp site.

JPEG image

I have not seem anything like this in Turkey before.

We are now on our way to Tsarevo which is where I shall check into Bulgaria.