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)

Lycian Coast

05 May 2013 | Ekincik Koyu
Dan 29 degrees C, 1010 mb, light evening breeze
Just a quick post tonight to assure family and friends that we're still floating and everyone is well. Our days have been remarkably full but also somewhat non-eventful; consequently, I haven't been inspired to post anything other than a few position updates and a handful of new pics in the SmugMug gallery.

We spent the past four days in Marmaris Bay, tied up at Netsel Marina on the first and last nights and swinging on the hook the two evenings in between. The season is nearly in full swing now and the city of Marmaris was buzzing with activity, amplified after sunset by flashing neon lights and throbbing nightclub music. Our initial reaction wasn't positive but the place sort of grew on us a bit. There is an active community of cruisers here with a daily radio net at 0900 (VHF Ch 69), to fill everyone in on all of the happenings of interest. And the town is full of stores catering to mariners so we were able to replenish our spares inventory,and replace a foot switch for the anchor windlass which failed a few days ago.

Tonight Interlude sits at anchor about 15 miles east of Marmaris, surrounded by steep, pine-clad hills and a rocky shoreline. We've now left the Carian coast and are now just entering the Lycian coastline which sits between here and Antalya, approximately 150nm away. This region is sometimes called the "Turquoise Riveria" due to the myriad of small bays and coves which have offered refuge and and inspiration to seafarers who plied these waters for over 2,500 years.

More details on the ancient Lycians and our present-day adventures to come. In the meantime, I've added a few more pictures to the gallery as well as a link to a WSJ article which describes the cruising lifestyle quite nicely. Enjoy!
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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