Frisky Cruising Adventures

Sailing our new Maverick catamaran from Cape Town South Africa to the US East Coast

14 July 2018 | Kennebunkport ME
09 July 2018 | Massachusetts
06 July 2018 | Boston
30 June 2018 | Massachusetts
22 June 2018 | Fall River Massachusetts
20 June 2018 | Narragansett Bay
08 June 2018 | Connectictu
31 May 2018 | New York City
29 May 2018 | New York City
12 May 2018 | Gulf Stream North
08 May 2018 | Florida
07 May 2018 | East Coast USA
06 May 2018 | Bahamas
30 April 2018 | Nassau Bahamas
25 April 2018 | Bahamas
23 April 2018 | Exuma Land and Sea Park

Sunken Cities

13 August 2013 | Kekova Roads
Linda Witham
Tuesday - Weds, August 13 - 14, 2013
Kekova Roads
36 10.53'N: 29 49.0'E

We actually sailed under spinnaker the short 14 miles from Kas to the island and bay area known as Kekova Roads. This is a beautiful area, full of ancient ruins including some underwater sites. So naturally it was jammed with every size of tour boat imaginable. Nevertheless, we found a lovely quiet anchorage in the western corner. There were two small restaurants ashore which had signs for a hike to an ancient site. So we dinghied ashore and trudged thru the heat and rocks and red dust to what looked like an ancient town. Later we found out that we needed to walk about ½ mile farther to the other side of the isthmus since the ancient city ruins were underwater in that bay. It seems sometimes that there is just so much to research between studying the Pilot Book for the cruising and navigation essentials, and the tour books for interesting things to see and the weather for the best weather window. Sometimes we miss some of the minor tour highlights, but frankly just how many ancient ruins can one visit?

We observed that all the tour boats arrived in the various small coves after 11 am, so the next morning at 8 am we motored about 2 miles down the bay to a small cove where there were clearly ruins of an ancient breakwater, churches and cisterns and other buildings. We arrived there before all the tour boats and enjoyed that area by snorkeling over the ruins and hiking ashore. Then we took the dinghy to another area in search of what the chart listed as more parts of a sunken city. Found nothing but beautiful clear water. Next we motored over to the small village for lunch, tying up to a restaurant "dock" (using that term loosely!) and before enjoying lunch at that restaurant, we hiked up a very steep climb behind the village to the ancient castle from which there is a spectacular view of the entire bay. After lunch we moved the short mile to another small village where we anchored for the night.

The entire bay has many coves and while we only visited 4 of them, it was one of our favorite places for both beautiful anchorages and many interesting ancient ruins.

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Vessel Name: Frisky
Vessel Make/Model: Maverick 400 Catamaran
Hailing Port: Ventura California
Extra: Sailing our NEW Maverick catamaran from Cape Town South Africa across the southern Atlantic, crossing the equator into the Caribbean and the East Coast USA
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