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)

Anchored off Ancient City of Knidos

22 April 2013
Dan 27 degrees C, sunshine with 18-22 kts of wind
The trip South from Bodrum to Knidos is just 22 nautical miles. With 18-24 kts of wind on our beam, we had a great opportunity to put Interlude through her paces for the first time this season. With a single-reef in the main and our jib out, we covered the distance in 2 3/4 hours, averaging 8 miles/hr.

The anchorage didn't offer great protection from the NW wind so we opted to remain onboard for the afternoon and evening, knowing that the wind was expected to subside during the early morning hours. We woke up on Monday morning to clear blue skies and just 5 kts of wind .... time to go ashore.

The ancient city of Knidos sits on the SW corner of the Datça Penninsula and was built in 360 BC. Maritime commerce was on the rise in the 4th century BC and the Knidians relocated to this site because it gave them an opportunity to sell wine and other goods to passing ships who used the two harbors there for protection from the strong summertime meltimi wind. The site is massive and visitors today can walk among the ruins of two open air theaters, several temples, an accropololis and the ancient agora (market).

Along with it's strategic location, Knidos is also known for once being home to a nude statue of the goddess Aphrodite, said to be the most beautiful statue of the era. Sculpted by Praxiteles, it was the first completely nude statue of a woman, a revolutionary thing in an age when only male figures were sculpted nude. Men literally fell in love with this statue and admirers travelled far and wide to see her, providing Knidos with somewhat of a tourist trade. Unfortunately, the statue was lost over the centuries and all that remains is the base of the temple platform where she stood and countless stories about her beauty.

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.
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