Sunday, 4 October 2009

Back to Marmaris

Hale and Alan - long term Aussie cruisers bound for Thailand
Wall Bay goats Not a bad view from Wall bay
Donkeys at our back door
A long term marina resident
Hi from Clare, 2nd October 2009

THE EASY LIFE We are now back in Marmaris Marina packing the boat up in preparation for heading home. We have had a very relaxing four months enjoying the sailing, sun and sea. We spent the first two months in the Aegean Sea visiting some of the Greek Islands. The weather was windy, the sea lumpy and the sailing invigorating. The last two months was spent at a more leisurely pace cruising the Turkish coast. We have enjoyed meeting new friends and catching up with long term cruising friends.

WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES But now the season is over for us and the coming week will be spent doing numerous maintenance jobs. We have been here less than twenty four hours and made a "start" on a number of jobs. Sails have been pulled down, the outboard pulled apart, lockers emptied out and cupboards stripped bare. There's washing on the foredeck, dishes in the sink, friends are dropping in, Andrew's has dashed off to a dental appointment and I'm making soup. At the moment 'everything back in place' seems a million miles away, but it's all good fun.

We leave the marina the evening of the 9th and fly out of Istanbul on the 11th. We are looking forward to going home and sharing time with family and friends.

So until next season stay safe and our love to all. CANDY

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