We’re in the final countdown to departure for some seasonal cruising in the Med after nearly 18 months on dry land. We hauled out and stored Gyatso at the end of the 2010 cruising season and returned home to write a cruising guide to the Black Sea. The book is scheduled for release later this month, and we’re now looking forward to our return to Marmaris, Turkey where we will begin this year’s cruise.
After so much time away, we expect to spend a week or two finishing up maintenance tasks. Ali at European Marine Services has taken care of bottom painting, topsides and other out-of-water tasks, so we can get underway as quickly as possible. We depart for Turkey on April 11 and are scheduled to return to Annapolis on June 7.
Our plans are modest this year. We’re just hoping to move Gyatso closer to home. Perhaps we’ll make it to the Ionian Islands of Greece or as far as Sicily. It doesn’t matter. We’re just looking forward to being on the water again.
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