Clio's Adventures

Still Orhaniye

02 June 2014
As we now have no outboard and we had also lost the seat when the dinghy upturned, Francis decided to do some rowing yesterday. Seated on an upturned plastic container he set off to visit Annette and Rein at the other end of the bay. While that was successful, we decided to move Clio further into the bay where we would be closer to land and not have to row quite so far.

After the successful trials yesterday, this morning we rowed to a nearby pontoon and had a lovely breakfast in the restaurant across the road. We discovered that we could berth Clio on their pontoon for the cost of eating and drinking in the restaurant. We decided that was an offer to good to refuse so we immediately secured ourselves a spot to ride out the predicted high winds coming in on Tuesday night.

Time for a bus ride into Marmaris to check out the marina and marine shops and also to sort out the never ending saga of telephones and SIM cards. A 30 minute ride along the coast and into the mountain revealed a very different Turkey to the tourist façade that we have seen so far. The villages are quite poor and very basic. The people here speak very little if any English but still are polite and friendly.
In the Vodafone shop in Marmaris (our phones had stopped working) however we had a different experience again. The attendant was less than helpful and after a rude and abrupt interaction with her, we left the store and went next door to Turkcell, the Turkish mobile provider and bought another set of SIM cards only to discover that we could not use them in our phones unless we register them for a cost of TL120 each, as we mentioned in a previous blog.
The other option is to buy cheap phones that do not require registration. It would have been nice to know this when we first started this exercise a week ago in Datca. We also discovered that the salesperson in Datca had sold us SIM cards using someone else's passport papers and had sold us a phone credit (voice and a little bit of data) for our WiFi internet doovy that also had stopped working, grrrrrr. Another lesson in patience in a new country.
Vessel Name: Clio
Vessel Make/Model: Bavaria 47 Cruiser
Hailing Port: Brisbane, Australia
Crew: Christine and Francis
About: Happy laid-offs, with Greek and Turkish privileges
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These photos were taken on August 2016 of a cave wall on the Ionian island of Zante.
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Created 21 August 2016
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Created 1 May 2015
Some photos from Clio's trip from Gocek to Finike and back in October 2014.
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Created 15 December 2014
Photos from the excellent anchorage at Gokayya, Turkey
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Created 2 November 2014
These photos were taken by Güçlü (Irmak yachting) to show us the progress while we are in Australia. Thanks Güçlü!
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Created 9 July 2014
A collection of underwater photographs, mainly of marine life found during our snorkelling expeditions in Turkey.
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Created 6 July 2014
Based on photos taken on 20th of June 2014
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Created 30 June 2014
Photos of our journey between 12 and 19 June 2014.
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Created 29 June 2014
A selection of photos were converted in water paintings to give a cyber-artist's vision of our expedition, just for the fun of it.
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Created 28 June 2014
We stayed a couple of days at the Octopus hotel pontoon. Anchored in Bozuk Buku (first use of long flat-rope landline) and Ciftlik Bay, from where we took the bus to Marmaris.
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Created 27 June 2014
Photos were taken between28th of May and 5th of June 2014. Places: Yolluca rock, Perilli, Selimiye, Orhaniya and Marmaris
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Created 27 June 2014
Photos from the Yiali anchorage, Tilos, Simi in Greece and Datca in Turkey. From 21 May to 27 Mat 2014.
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Created 17 June 2014
Photos from Leros, Kalymnos and Kos, three islands in the Dodecanese. We visited them between 10 and 19th of May, 2014.
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Created 30 May 2014
Our photos of Nissos Paros, mid of April 2014
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Created 8 May 2014
Photos taken during our visit on Amorgos, Greece in the first week of May, 2014.
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Created 8 May 2014
Some photos we took on Naxos in late April and early May 2014.
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Created 4 May 2014
We visited Thira by ferry on 25 and 26 of April 2014.
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Created 28 April 2014
Some snaps from the Easter celebrations in Loutra, Kythnos
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Created 23 April 2014
Some photos leaving Lavrio and walking around Loutra, on Kythnos, in April 2014
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Created 19 April 2014
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Created 13 April 2014
We visited Loutra on the island of Kythnos from November 27 until Decmber 6, 2013 and sat out a week of gales and storms. Lovely people, port and island.
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Created 14 December 2013
Trip from Poros to Hydra
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Created 3 December 2013
Maiden voyage of Clio, from Alimou marina in Athens to Poros island.
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Created 24 November 2013
Photos taken when we were looking for (and found) a boat in the Meds.
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Created 2 September 2013