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Waiting out the north wind in Ayvalik

Photo: harbor in Ayvali, Turkey. Credit: Lisa Borre.
The wind blew from the north for days while we waited in Ayvalik. Photo by Lisa Borre.

Logbook Entry

Dates: 4/26/10 – 5/2/10
Distance: 24.7 nm
Sailed from: Dikili
Lat: 39°18.7’N
Long: 26°41’E

We left Dikili at 6:40 a.m. to reach Ayvalik before noon and a forecast northerly gale. We arrived before 11:00 a.m. and only an hour or so after the wind started blowing 25-30+ knots on the nose. Luckily, we were already in the lee of the peninsula and archipelago of islands surrounding Ayvalik, but it still made for an exciting docking experience. We were sure glad to be snugged-in at a nice marina when the wind continued to build during the day. Despite our warnings about the building wind and seas, a French-flagged catamaran left the marina a few hours after we arrived. A few days later, we learned that they experienced 40-45 knots of wind on their passage to Lesvos, Greece that same day. Continue reading Waiting out the north wind in Ayvalik