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)


14 May 2014
We've been out at anchor for the past ten days, the most recent five of which were spent near Marmaris, in the bay just N of Yacht Marina. Our new friends Johan and Elly helped organize a concert for cruisers at the marina and we wanted to be here to watch their performance. The extended time here in Marmaris also allowed for several trips into town on the Dolmus (Turkish mini-bus) to explore and purchase a handful of spares that we needed onboard.

We had an encounter with the Turkish Navy last week while we sailed here from Eckincik. There is a large naval base nearby and five destroyer class vessels were engaged in what sounded like "shooting practice". Although we were traveling outside the restricted area noted on the charts, the Turkish Coast Guard advised us to head even further South "for your own protection". With lots of thunderous booms reverberating in our ears, we eagerly heeded their advice.

During that exchange, I noticed poor reception with our primary VHF radio. We've had intermittent issues with either the VHF or the AIS transceiver for the past two years despite several service attempts by Raymarine personnel. So I opted to have two new VHF antennas installed yesterday --- one at the masthead for the VHF radio and one on the pushpit antenna stand for the AIS. We found corrosion at the masthead antenna connector which was the probable cause of our radio communication issues. With the new secondary antenna on the pushpit, we now have redundancy which is always a good thing for critical systems on boats.

We're leaving Marmaris today and heading SW towards the Datca Penninsula. We enjoyed spending time there last Spring while Tyler was with us and want to revisit a few of our favorite anchorages there. Peter and Ty arrive in 11 days so we'll be heading back towards Gocek by early next week to prepare for their arrival.

More soon...
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