Towards Turkey Day 5

St Barbara's Web Diary
Peter & Sue Goldsmith
Mon 5 May 2008 09:48
36:18N 29:12E

12.00 5th May

This should not reallly be entitled Towards Turkey as yesterday afternoon we
sailed into a beautiful bay close to a town called Kas. Surrounded by hills,
almost mountains, it reminded me of a lake scene. We anchored in a nearby
bay off a small resort that was waiting for the season to begin. One other
yacht and water crystal clear to the bottom more than 10 metres down. We
have arrived in Turkey.

Sam snorkelled to check on the anchor and then made a great dinner of
chicken and chips. It was so peacefiul. Further up the bay a gulet had
anchored for the night but they were far enough away not to be heard. Suset
turned the rocks to pink. Perfect.

We had stopped because the forecast had predicted strong winds but today
dawned with clear skies and not a breath. We decided to take a chance and
get going. Coming out of the bay we came across the distinctive sails of
Blue Jay, people we had known from Phuket and seen again in Aden and Suez. A
quick chat and we agreed to meet at an anchorage some 40 miles up the coast
towards Fetihye but on the way the plan changed again. The breeze was up
from the north west and we took the chance to head for the northern tip of
Rhodes and a direct passage. Find out tomorrow if we made the right
decision.