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 (Kuçuk Gunluk Koyu)

Up a Creek

10 October 2012 | Amazon Creek (Kuçuk Gunluk Koyu)
Dan 28degrees C, 1008mb, 4.1kts SW
These heavily wooded, secluded Turkish anchorages have captured our hearts. This evening we're sharing an anchorage called Amazon Creek with just one other boat. We're at the head of this small inlet, sitting in less than 2m of water with our anchor out and a long line tied ashore. Earlier today we took the dinghy up the narrow creek at the NE end of this inlet and it was a bit like taking a Disney ride through the jungle. At the end of the creek we found a restaurant and campground called Club Amazon, quiet now but clearly a popular place in the summer.

We just returned from a walk along a gravel road that follows the shoreline and I took the picture above on the other side of the penninsula, looking southwest. It's been a rare overcast day, but the cloud cover began to break shortly before sunset.

Since leaving Turgutreis we've found three delightful places to spend the night. We also spent an afternoon exploring the ruins of a once large city built in the 4th century BC on Kedriai Island. The Dorians were the first to occupy the island, followed by inhabitants from the Greek, Persian, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine eras. The island is most famous for its Cleopatra's Beach, filled with white sand which Cleopatra is said to have imported from North Africa for her lover, Antony, to sunbathe on. Our cruising guide says that the sand has been tested and that it is not from this region and is, in fact, typical of African sand.

Tomorrow we head back across the Gulf towards Bodrum so we can be closer to Turgutreis, where we will return early Friday morning. We have a day or two of boat projects to tackle before flying to Istanbul for the week on Sunday.
Vessel Name: Interlude
Vessel Make/Model: Discovery 55
Hailing Port: Annapolis, MD
Crew: Dan, Christine & Tyler Rice
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. [...]
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.
38 Photos
Created 13 August 2012
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Created 16 June 2012
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Created 7 April 2012