Arrival in Marmaris, Turkey

Photo: Gyatso arrives in Marmaris, Turkey. Credit: L. Borre.
We arrived in Marmaris, Turkey on October 1, 2009 to spend the winter.

Logbook Entry

Date: 10/01/09
Distance: 37 nm
Sailed from: Simi, Greece
Lat: 36°49’N
Long: 28°18’E

We arrived in Marmaris, Turkey today and arranged a six month contract at Yat Marine, a large marina with 300 berths in the water and space for 1,000 yachts in the yard. It feels a bit like we are in a protective bubble here — the marina has its own supermarket, bar, restaurant, laundry, etc. That’s okay for us since we will be busy for the next week. Gyatso will be hauled-out of the water in a few days and stored in the yard while we return to the U.S. for family visits. We plan to do some refit projects and bottom painting when we return in January and then to re-splash on 1 March 2010.

We are always superstitious about booking flights until we actually arrive at our destination. Lisa was amazed to find us tickets departing on Weds, 7 October from Dalaman airport through Istanbul and London to Washington, DC where we will begin a whirlwind visiting tour in our homeport of Annapolis, MD. Other stateside stops include: Michigan, Vermont, Florida and California. We won’t be updating this website until we return to Turkey in mid-December when we also plan to venture out beyond the marina property!