Tag Archives: Dardanelles

Anchored in Kemer on the Sea of Marmara

Photo: Ships on the Dardanelles in Turkey. Credit: Lisa Borre.
Ships on the busy Dardanelles in Turkey. Credit: Lisa Borre.

Logbook Entry

Dates: 5/6/2010 – 5/7/2010
Distance: 40.2 nm
Sailed from: Canakkale
Lat: 40°25.5’N
Long: 27°03.9’E

Watching dolphins feed near the boat in glass calm water with a rose colored sunset through the haze to the west, it’s hard to imagine that just a few hours earlier we were fighting wind and current on our passage through the Dardanelles. We decided to leave Canakkale today even though the weather forecast looked better for tomorrow. We figured, “How bad can it be?” And the answer is, “Not too bad.” Continue reading Anchored in Kemer on the Sea of Marmara

The Dardanelles and Canakkale, Turkey

Photo: Hollywood version of Trojan horse in Canakkale, Turkey. Photo by Lisa Borre.
Hollywood’s version of the Trojan horse is on display just outside the marina gates. Photo by Lisa Borre.

Logbook Entry

Dates: 5/3/2010 – 5/6/2010
Distance: 27 nm
Sailed from: Bozcaada
Lat: 40°09.1’N
Long: 26°24.2’E

Europe and the Gallipoli Battlefields are to port. Asia and ancient Troy are to starboard. Thousands of birds are migrating through as we make our way against the current in the Dardanelles, a narrow strait connecting the Aegean Sea and the Sea of Marmara. Continue reading The Dardanelles and Canakkale, Turkey