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)

The Aquarium

11 October 2012
Dan 32 degrees C, 1008mb, mostly sunny 12-15kts apparent WNW
Interlude is at anchor tonight at a place called The Aquarium. With 8-12 kts of true wind, we enjoyed a comfortable 35 mile trip today sailing close hauled most of the way. Interlude averaged about 7kts SOG and covered the distance in about five hours. The iPod stereo attachment works again so we were able to enjoy music from Coldplay and Dire Straits along the way.

We stopped for a few hours in Guembet Kovu (Bay) just east of our present location, but found it full of all-inclusive resorts with jet-skis buzzing around like mosquitos. Definitely not our kind of place, so we moved here about an hour before sunset. The holding is poor -- the bottom is hard rock -- but we have a long line tied ashore and we're expecting another calm night. I dove on the anchor and it'll hold fine as long as the wind doesn't pick up unexpectedly.

Fuat and Melike from PanPan Yachting continue to be very helpful. We (I) broke one of the handles to the Lewmar hatch over the forward head yesterday. I sent them a few photos and they were able to track down a replacement part in Istanbul. That kind of shore support is hard to find and certainly makes it easier for us enjoy our time out here.

We're heading back to the marina in Turgutreis tomorrow morning. Tyler and I lugged our tennis racquets and shoes halfway across the world and haven't used them once yet. We're hoping to remedy that tomorrow afternoon since the marina has two nice courts on the premises. But the toilet in the forward head won't flush again so I'll be spending part of the day disassembling and fixing that. Lucky me.

The photo above was taken last evening at Amazon Creek.
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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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Created 13 August 2012
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Created 16 June 2012
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Created 7 April 2012