Clio's Adventures

Clio's enema and other events

15 October 2014 | Kalan, Turkey
Francis and Chris
Wednesday 15 October 2014: Clio's enema and other events
Thanks to Tolga for helping unblocking the black-water tank which went as follows: use the outpump station's suction power to empty the tank, then open the sea-cock to flush the offending blocking agent (most likely excessive toilet
paper) by sucking seawater into the tank using the station's under-pressure,
a brilliant solution. It is a seawater enema for a boat really. To check if the tank is really unblocked, Tolga's other brilliant idea is to pour some milk into the tank and see if it comes out. The whole system was unblocked in no time, without the needs for the customary rubber gloves and long showers and perfume afterwards. Thanks again Tolga!

The overall plan for the next two weeks is to travel in the direction of Finike, about 100 NM East of Gocek and look for nice places to anchor and visit on the way there. After the tank's purge, we set motor (no wind) to Boynuz bay which is only 3.5NM from the Gocek marina to anchor for the night. This would give Tony the chance to get used to anchoring, swimming in 26° clear water, sleeping on a gently rolling boat, sitting on deck with a beer and a book and relax. I must commend Tony for his ability to learn these skills very quickly. It was also the first time someone else (Tony) swam the landline ashore. You're not allowed to use trees as an anchor point in that bay so your landline must be attached to one of the orange steel boulders thinly spread along the bay's rocky shoreline.

The next day, Tuesday, we made the move to Karacaoren. We had between 10 and 17 kts wind and it turned out to be a great sailing day. We had to do some tacking which was a good opportunity for Tony to handle ropes and sails with the occasional 'corrective comment' gently put to him by me (I'm well known for my patience). This time helped by one of the restaurant staff in his runabout in Karacaoren, we were strung between a mooring line and a land line around 4 in the afternoon. Soon after we had a refreshing swim in the very clear waters and a relaxing drink on the back deck. Due to our use of the mooring we were duty-bound to eat in the restaurant (life wasn't meant to be easy) and had about an hour's worth of the most spectacular thunderstorm to watch from the restaurant's veranda. And at no extra charge. The only drawback was that the dinghy that dropped us off at our boat had collected 20 cm of water filling our shoes. A small price to pay for such a spectacle.

Today, Wednesday, we did a fair bit of motoring towards Kalan (about 25 NM) as there was not much wind. Kalan does not have a marina but lies on the shores of a well-protected bay. After an inital anchoring and land-linin (thanks Tony) manoeuvre, we had to move as the increasing wind was coming straight on our starboard side putting more strain onto the anchor than necessary. We moved to a better spot and poor Tony had to get into the 26° water again. To his credit, he did so without complaints. We had Skipper's Special Spaghetti with Chicken and Tomato Sauce that night. Off to Kaş next day!
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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