October 11, 2012
Today was spent getting the boat back in order after yesterday’s bashing. We went to the office to arrange our lift-out for Endeavour for 12th November before we fly back to the UK on Friday, 16th November. The yard is filling up slowly with boats but on the water, the marina is full. There will not be much to report from now on as we will be enjoying the liveaboard life here in Marmaris for the next month. Hope you have enjoyed reading the blog this year.
October 10, 2012
We left at dawn, just before 7 a.m., Nigel having left at 6.30 a.m. The sky was a mixture of red sky and clouds as we motored out of Skopea Limani. Dark clouds were looming out to sea and we began to hear thunder and see lightening in the distance. The dark sky was coming our way getting nearer and nearer as the morning went on and sure enough, around midday we were in the middle of the storm. The wind picked up to 23 knots and the sea was angry, the rain came lashing down. I managed to get Brian’s wet weather gear out of the ‘shrink wraps’ and left him to it at the helm. The noise from below was horrible – the plates, glasses, everything was banging about in the cupboards. I eventually surfaced around 1.30 p.m. when we were nearing the gap at Marmaris, we had decided not to even attempt to get into Ekincek in the storm. We went to Netsel Marina to fill up with fuel before heading on to Yat Marina. We were guided to a berth on Alfa pontoon as they were full everywhere else, the only good thing about it was the view from the back of the boat.
Marmaris - 36 49 N 28 18 E
October 09, 2012
We are staying here another day and will set off early tomorrow morning and head towards Ekincek, although there is rain expected again.
October 08, 2012
We left Tersane Creek around 11 a.m. and motored across to Deep Bay – most of the bouys were now free and we picked up one on the right hand side of the bay.
Deep Bay - 36 40 N 28 51 E
October 07, 2012
The water here in Kapi Creek is so clear and great for swimming. We left around midday and motored across to Wall Bay and Ruin Bay but it was very windy and not appealing. We motored around to Sarsala Bay but there were no free mooring bouys available so we headed on to Deep Bay. Again, no free mooring bouys here, being Sunday all the local boats are out and the bays are very busy. We headed back across the bay to Tersane Creek and went bows to the pontoon, which since we were last here, they have changed to a concrete pontoon, arriving here at 2.15 p.m. The clouds started building again and by early evening, the rain came again.
Tersane Creek - 36 40 N 28 54 E
October 06, 2012
We left the marina at 11.30 and sailed all the way to Kapi Creek. Our intention was to go to the restaurant pontoon in 22 Fathom Bay but when we arrived, there was no restaurant pontoon – duff information from somebody here. We motored across to Seagull Bay but it looked like a shanty shack and so we decided to head off to Kapi Creek. Brian and Nigel were racing today and I have to say, Nigel won – just - and to celebrate his victory, we had him mooning at us – what a laugh ! We moored bows to the pontoon at the very end on the left hand side in 0.6 metres. The meal was a ‘fixed menu’ which included several mezes starters and then a choice of fish, meat, chicken, etc and was very nice. We returned to the boat just before it started raining again.
Kapi Creek - 36 38 N 28 53 E
October 05, 2012
Fortunately, the waves slapping up the back of the boat ceased at night and we got a very peaceful night’s sleep. It is a great place to people watch as the mega motor boats are right behind us. A 55 metre mega motor boat “La Masquerade’ with a blue ensign Royal Flag came in this morning and the guests departed – I didn’t recognize them though. In the afternoon the skies turned grey and thunder and lightening again in the distance. In the evening we went to have drinks on ‘Skysong’ in D-Marin marina before having a meal at ‘Omer’ restaurant with Michael and Christine. They are flying back to the UK in the early hours of the morning.
Today is my best friend’s birthday – Happy Birthday Sue !
October 04, 2012
We motored to Gocek this morning to try and get into the Gocek Municipal Marina but it was full so we went into Skopea Marina next to it where the super mega motor boats go. I feel this could be expensive ! We berthed on the inside of the concrete pontoon with a swell hitting the back of the boat – hope it calms down in the evening. We went into town and topped up the Turkcell internet dongle and I bought some new Turkish towels to cover the cockpit cushions as the ones that are on are wearing a bit thin.
Gocek - 36 45 N 28 56 E
October 03, 2012
We are staying another day here in Deep Bay on the mooring bouy – it is so beautiful.
Today is my cousin’s birthday – Happy Birthday Gaynor !
October 02, 2012
Fortunately, Nigel had taken our dinghy to get back to his boat after our evening meal last night and this acted as a big fender when he was pushed on to the catamaran. He came across and Brian went to help get his anchor up. It was trapped under the chain of the catamaran’s anchor, they tried for over an hour and in the end they had to cut Nigel’s anchor line and tie it to a fender, and then get the catamaran to move forward to bring the anchor up. What a performance!
We left around 11 a.m. and motored to Deep Bay to pick up a mooring bouy. We had arranged to meet up with ‘Skysong’ Michael and Christine today and fortunately they were already tied up to a mooring bouy here. We had a great evening on board ‘Endeavour’ dining under the moonlight – what a difference a day makes !!!!
Deep Bay - 36 40 N 28 51 E