Journey Aboard Interlude

14 May 2014
02 May 2014
20 April 2014
09 June 2013 | Kekova Roads
25 May 2013 | Ece Saray Marina, Fethiye
18 May 2013 | Kas
17 May 2013 | Kalkan Harbor
13 May 2013 | Tomb Bay, Skopea Limani
05 May 2013 | Ekincik Koyu
29 April 2013 | Marti Marina, Gulf of Hisaronu
25 April 2013 | Kuraca Bucu
23 April 2013
19 April 2013 | Bodrum, Turkey
08 November 2012 | Paris, France
27 October 2012 | Turgutreis Marina
24 October 2012 | Gumusluk
13 October 2012
11 October 2012
10 October 2012 | Amazon Creek (Ku├žuk Gunluk Koyu)

A Mother's Perspective

17 September 2012 | Naousa, Paros
Dan & Karen
Karen & Bud have now been onboard for four evenings and today was the first stress-free, incident-free day since their arrival. I'm hoping it was a turning point since the experience they've had so far has been atypical of the Greek cruising lifestyle that we've come to enjoy. Some of the challenges we've faced have been weather-induced and impossible to control, but the grand prize of mishaps goes to the skipper for neglecting to properly secure the dingy on a night with 20+ knot winds blowing. The consequences of that oversight will be described in more detail later, and we'll know tomorrow if the story concludes with a semi-happy ending.

In the meantime, my mother Karen was kind enough to compose some thoughts on her experience thus far:

"Winds and seas are well respected KINGS and QUEENS here in Parikia harbor, where sizable sailing vessels like ours toss like plastic bobbers and rubber duckies. Keeping a keen eye on the reigning royalty, we stroll to and from a charming town, fascinated with the sights and sounds, marveling, and appreciating. For this guest sailing grandma, the incredible Greek panoramas are being replayed like old 8 track tapes . ..quite an emotional return to my adopted American Field Service roots.....nostalgia with a pinch of sugar!

Dan, Chris and Tyler welcomed us aboard "Interlude" last Thurs. PM...after a bumpy Alps crossing, Paris to Athens and then to Paros Island. We immediately joined a literal convention of harbor moored sailing craft, joyously jigsawed together, bobbing and heaving. It was a mini family reunion of sailing folks, all of whom are wandering in and around the Cyclades group. How fantastic to be joining this Rice family 's dream travel as the honored, senior member guests!!

Interlude is a magnificent floating B&B ....so weighty and sleek, with every amenity at the fingertip. But don't get me wrong...those "systems" ALL need much tutelage as do the major techniques of footwork to move from Level to level AND the prime challenge....exits made across the heaving passerelle...(the 10 inch wide, hinged gangplank). Oh to have the power to calm those persistent waves!

Now today attention to a few repairs...our dingy motor now sunk on a distant rock shoal needing to be lifted out.....the dingy itself with shredded hull .....(or perhaps purchase a used motor/dingy? ) certainly a MAJOR decision for Captain Dan....Speaking of our fearless son, he's passed the test of ultimate sea worthiness, along with first mate Chris, and agile boat-boy, Ty.

Heading soon towards Milos, after some fond goodbyes to charming Paros.
Seas have finally calmed....so after loading the new dingy and motor, the sails MIGHT be unfurled as we sneak around the vicious winds to make friends with the manageable ones!"
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Vessel Name: Interlude
Vessel Make/Model: Discovery 55
Hailing Port: Annapolis, MD
Crew: Dan, Christine & Tyler Rice
About:
After 11 years of sailing primarily in the Apostle Islands of Lake Superior, our family is about to begin a much anticipated sailing adventure in the Mediterranean Sea and beyond! Dan has been preparing for and dreaming of this voyage for years; Tyler has deferred his admission to St. [...]
Extra:
Hope the way is long. May there be many summer mornings when, with what pleasure, with what joy, you shall enter first-seen harbors... Keep Ithaca always in your mind. Arriving there is what has been ordained for you. But do not hurry the journey at all. Better if it lasts many [...]
Interlude's Photos - Main
This album contains selected best pics from our time in Greece this year.
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