Clio's Adventures

Storm over Orhaniye

03 June 2014
Tuesday June 3 Storm over Orhaniye

Back on the bus today into Marmaris. The busses are 'private enterprise' and are providing a great service for a very moderate price. They are clean, on time and friendly. They deliver you on your doorstep if you ask and you can wave them down if you're dragging your shopping bags in 30 degrees heat, wishing you were sitting on the back deck or having a swim.

As we were still trying to solve the puzzle of the right combination of phones, SIM cards and providers, we decided that it was less hassle to just buy some cheap phones and get it over with. After being swindled and treated not very kindly by Vodafone staff, we decided to give them a miss and concentrate on Turkcell. After some bartering we purchased two very cheap phones, put in the already purchased SIM cards and our mobile phone communication problems were resolved at last.

Marmaris is a bustling port full of gulets and a couple of very big marinas and a very lively tourism trade. The 2.5 km long quay includes the expensive Netsel Marina in the East and extends into a 3.5 km tourist strip with hotels, restaurants, and endless amounts of 'I wanna spend my money because it is my holiday' shops.

A 25 kts wind was predicted for that night and after another enjoyable dinner with our friendly Eeyore we got back to Clio. By that time the wind was well over 35 kts and we were just in time to secure the bimini and batten down the hatches before the wind began to really howl. It was a very restless night as gusts got up over 54 kts (about 100km/h), but Clio was well tied to the pontoon and two mooring lines so holding on well. We added another 'just in case' mid-ship springs and hid inside, again thankful for Clio's shelter.
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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