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)


29 April 2013 | Marti Marina, Gulf of Hisaronu
Idyllic is a word hardly ever associated with being at a marina. Many cruisers try to minimize their time at marinas, heading in only when absolutely necessary to conduct repairs, wash down the boat or top off the tanks. But the Marti Marina, located in a small bay near the SE corner of Hisaronu Koyu (Bay) is an an exception to the rule and IS an idyllic place to visit.

Set at the base of a steep, pine-clad hill, the marina is smaller and more intimate than most. The facilities are situated in the enchanting Gulf of Hisaronu, the mythological home of the Goddess Hemithea, whose powers of healing and beautification were believed to prolong the lives of the local inhabitants.

The Legend of Hemithea goes like this: Molpadia and Parthenos, the daughters of Staphylus, King of Rhodes, were charged with safeguarding the sacred wine. One day the sisters nodded off and woke up to find all of the vessels of wine had tipped over. When the girls saw what had happened they were so terrified of their father's reaction that they threw themselves off a cliff. At the last moment, they were saved by Apollo, who brought Molpadia to Pazarccik, near Hisaronu. Believing that Molpadia healed people in their sleep, the locals renamed her Hemithea, the "goddess of healing" and erected a temple in her honor. Perhaps there is truth to this legend: Christine has been dealing with what she thinks was a pinched nerve in her back for the past several days, causing considerable discomfort. But during our stay in the Gulf of Hisaronu, her situation improved markedly. Tonight we will offer a toast to Hemithea, just in case she had a role in this...

We spent Saturday afternoon and evening at the marina before leaving yesterday and anchoring in a tranquil bay just across the way from the marina. This morning we woke early and were underway by 830 am, motoring slowly along 19 miles of Turkish coastline to our present location, anchored just outside the town of Bozborun. We're heading ashore shortly and will share more details after we've had a bit of time to explore...

By the way, I've posted a side link to a NYT article about sailing in Turkey that I stumbled across yesterday. Real or wannabe cruising friends may want to check it out.
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
19 Photos
Created 16 June 2012
10 Photos
Created 7 April 2012