Mersin, Turkey

Monday 31st May 2010

 

After the usual wait to be docked, we arrived in Mersin on Saturday (29th) afternoon with a few hours to spare before setting off for a civic reception hosted by the Mayor of Mersin.  An enjoyable evening of wining, dining, speeches and entertainment from a band and a traditional dance group.

 

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Traditional Turkish dancing.                                                                                        Very sweet and sticky traditional Turkish dessert!

 

On Sunday we organised a pontoon party for Green group:

 

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Everyone contributed a dish to the buffet.                                                            An opportunity for boat crews to get to know each other.

 

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Rob & Sarah, and Trevor & Lesley from Serafina became honorary Green Group members for a few hours and joined the party.

 

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Dave & Cath (centre), Rally organisers, joined the party....                           as did Hassan, the Rally’s Turkish organiser.