|Fishing behind our boat in Serce Limani|
|Underway to Marmaris in dead calm. No wind and very hot|
in the cockpit. Sun was on deck so we put up the
mainsail so they could lay in the shade & catch breeze
created as we motored.
|Saw this motor yacht in Serce Limani. Think they|
would trade even? This should be our next boat.
We will eventually get too old to sail.
|Practicing knots during calm sailing|
|A perfect square knot on his first attempt!|
|And a less-than-perfect spaghetti-line mess on|
her attempt to tie a square knot
While anchored in Serce Limani late that afternoon I watched a local man in a skiff go shooting out of the pass suddenly. A short time later he returned trailing a dinghy covered in burgundy chaps. It looked from a distance like a very nice dinghy and not very old. He obviously had seen it floating free on the sea and had salvaged it. Whoever lost it must not have put 2 and 2 together regarding where the lost dinghy might have floated off to when it became untied from their sailing boat. Because no one showed up in Serce Limani looking for their lost dinghy during the 36 hours we were anchored there.
After a single night in Serce we motored to Marmaris and anchored outside Yat Marin. The next morning, 1 August, we moved into the marina to ready the boat for arriving family guests. After much discussion with our son and daughter-in-law, it was decided to just stay at Yat Marin for the duration of their stay. The weather was still very hot and several people just could not take the heat. It would not have been pleasant out at anchor without shore power to run the air-conditioners. The marina has a lovely large pool to enjoy daily. Aaron and Lynn took a day-tour to Ephesus while we baby-sat. Another day they took Elisabeth and Zach on a Jeep Safari Tour while 3-yr-old Damien stayed with us on the boat. Another day they rented a car and drove to Fethiye and up to Saklikent Gorge and some ancient ruins nearby.
Info on Saklikent Gorge
|Bonaire 2007--6th birthday|
|Turkey 2012--11th birthday|
Grown a bit, hasn't she!
|BeBe's 11th birthday|
|Belly Dancing BeBe|
|Damien just turned 3. Has a new nickname: Bacon Boy,|
because that about the only thing he would eat while
visiting this trip. Good thing I stocked up with a freezer
full when in south Cyprus