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Blissful Sailing in Skopea Limani

a week away in the sun in Turkey on Able Tasman

sunny 30 °C

Hi folks, it's been a little while since I updated the blog because I have been busy moving back into my house. But I was fortunate enough to be able to use Able Tasman, Malcolm and Lauren's lovely yacht (thank you Malcolm and Lauren), in Gocek for a great week's sailing in the sun.

With my crew of Marion, Chris and Alison assembled, we duly flew out to Turkey in two batches, Alison and I on 9th Sep, Marion and Chris on 12th. The first couple of days Alison and I prepared the yacht for the upcoming voyage. The first couple of days when Alison and I were victualling the weather was stormy..thunderstorms and torrential rain, which meant that we were unable to do any sailing. But being short handed that wouldn't have really been an option anyway, so it was with some fortune, when Marion and Chris arrived, that the clouds cleared, and the sun came out for the rest of the week.

I'll dispense with the details of where and when we went to places, suffice to say, we sailed every day of the week, with the winds being kind to us. In the week we had the canvas out for most of the time, and only had to motor in and out of ports, remote bays and blissful locations.

Here are some pictures to wet your appetites...

the yacht moored up:
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filling up with provisions:
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The skipper (Me) on the bow looking for danger:

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Marion relaxes in a local cafe

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Alison dutifully fills up with water before departure

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then decides to play to the bow
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then Chris played on the bow

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Whilst the local chicken ran round headless:
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and the ducks kept the water off their backs:
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we spent many hours at the helm, swimming in remote bays and generally chilling out:
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we had plenty of time to do some local sight seeing, including shopping at Fethiye market:
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as well as time to experience life at the helm for each of us:
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all in all a great week was had, the company was good fun, we all had a lovely time and I now have some more volunteer crew for future trips... :o)

Posted by ackers888 11:07 Archived in Turkey Tagged cruises

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