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)

Idyllic Days...

13 May 2013 | Tomb Bay, Skopea Limani
Dan 24 degrees C, 1005mb, gentle rain
We are at anchor this morning, enjoying the first rainfall since we were in Bodrum over three weeks ago. Interlude needs a nice freshwater rinse and this temporary change in what otherwise has been quite stable and warm weather is actually quite welcome.

We've spent the past week exploring the delightful town of Göçek and several of the anchorages in the nearby Skopea Limani (Bay). The Gulf of Fethiye, the larger body of water which Skopea Limani is part of, is truly a sailor's paradise. There are countless coves and small bays to tuck into for the night, most of which are uninhabited but some with a small restaurant ashore. The afternoon breeze typically provides 10-18 knots of wind, enough to move us from point A to B efficiently but without any uncomfortable chop or heeling. The nights have been absolutely still (we typically drop anchor and tie a long line ashore) and we're all sleeping better here than at home.

My primal side came out recently when I decided to purchase a small speargun. Tyler and I have been "on the hunt" a few times but with nothing yet to show for our efforts. But I'm determined to to harvest at least one fish large enough to provide a decent meal before we leave so stay tuned for further developments and pictures. We now have a couple of small scuba tanks onboard so we can get down below the surface where the tastier fish hang out ... :)

We're heading across the Gulf to Fethiye tomorrow. With a permanent population of over 70,000, Fethiye is a major European tourist destination. We need to refill our LP and scuba tanks and take care of a few other minor projects so we'll probably spent 1-2 nights there before continuing on West to explore more of the Lycian coastline. We'll be coming back here in approximately 2 weeks to drop Tyler off and will probably be leaving the boat in Göcek when we return home for the summer.

Before arriving here we spent two pleasant nights at anchor in Ekincik Koyu and left Interlude behind for a few hours while we took a took a day trip up the Dalyan River to see the ancient city of Caunos and the rock tombs above the river. I've posted some photos in our photo gallery and will share more details on this outing and about the Lycian people in an upcoming update.
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