22 June 2010

Marmaris in Turkey

Along the Turkish south coast with high mountains are plenty of bays to have a refreshing swim or find a good anchorage for the night. In many of the places you'll find al least one small restaurant as in Ciftlik on the Marmaris peninsula. The Turkish staff are very friendly and helpful to grab your lines and offer fresh water and electricity. And at the end of the day is it a real pleasure to enjoy one of the dishes in the al fresco family restaurant. It is here that we meet the first Dutch sailors that have their base in Turkey and sail the Turkish and Greek waters. We hear that Marmaris Yacht Marina is an ideal marina annex shipyard with all facilities for both the yacht as the crew. See www.yachtmarin.com

On June 9th we moor Mediterranean style between other boats with flags from mostly Germany, UK, France and the Netherlands and after an orientation of the marina area and the town of Marmaris, we start preparations for our departure home on June 29. The boat will stay (for the moment) in Turkey and we can close a period of 12 years of living, working and sailing on board 'Alexandra'.

Slideshow Marmaris