|Only a tiny bit of snow left up there|
|Juxtaposition of palm trees by the seaside and snow on the nearby mountaintops|
|No windows! So, of course it will rain!|
|Taped up; ready for rain.|
|It is a 2-person job to mount the windshield that opens.|
|One filthy once-white fender.|
While we were gone they changed the boat docked next to us. The one there now is another Amel 54. It has a stainless steel trim down the center of the rub rail. When we left there was a narrower boat docked there and the fenders were not even touching the other boat. Now our fenders are squeezed too tightly. Look what that stainless strip did to our fender! I am so glad we removed our new fender covers. Would have hated for that black mess to have gotten on our new covers. Hopefully I will be able to scrub off the black markings.
|Market day = $8.36|
Biggest splurge were the 2 avocados and
flat green beans. Just beginning season
so those were expensive.
2-liter bottle cold-pressed, unfiltered
homemade olive oil = $9.16
Today was a very enjoyable day. We walked all over the old town area and shopped. Did not buy much of anything except one of those poor-quality rolling shopping carts to make shopping the weekly produce market easier, but we enjoyed comparison shopping for possible new dishes and assorted things. Ate a delicious typical Turkish lunch in the 'local' area; hit the supermarket again; and returned to BeBe very late afternoon as the clouds began to darken.
The main purpose of this shopping expedition was to find something to cover the empty windshield spaces. Because there is 90% chance of rain predicted for tonight and tomorrow.
Figures, doesn't it? Was sunny until we removed the windshields, so now it will rain. We quickly taped up plastic to cover the openings. So we have done what we can. If that stuff gets wet, then it just gets wet. The new windows should be installed early next week.
|Snow covered mountaintops around Fethiye Bay|
When we arrived back in Fethiye just 5 days ago there was snow on the mountaintops all around the area. It was beautiful with the calm huge bay and green trees at sea level and the white mountaintops in the background. Today most of that snow is melted. That happened quickly!
|More snow around Fethiye. This has been an|
extremely mild winter. Normally much more snow.
This winter has been extremely mild. One could easily be lulled into thinking it is time to start sailing again. (But we will wisely wait until mid-April and be certain that winter is really over.) We remember freezing our tushies off in Cyprus in February and March 2012 and that was considerably farther south than here, so surely it will be getting cold a few more times this winter.
|View as we walk into town. Most winters there is|
much more snow up there.
But for now this weather is perfect with 64F daytime and 50F overnight. Perfect. Rain and all.
Tuesday, 18 February 2014
|New windshields and side windows.|
Ignore the dirty streaks on coach roof; have not yet
cleaned outside boat since we returned.
The new windshields and side glass panels were installed yesterday. We are very pleased with the quality of the workmanship. Very, very pleased. We had been hesitant to have the windshields replaced because the port side panel is a bit tricky since it opens upward. The port side windshield in front of the helm required cutting a channel into the Plexiglass that then holds a gasket. This gasket keeps the water out when the windshield is in the closed position. Hope these panels hold up as well as the original ones did for 11 years.
|New tinted windshields and side windows|
Here is a link to the website for the company that did this work on BeBe. The owner is the man who did the work. http://ibsplexiglass.com/ This company is located in Marmaris but he will drive to reasonably close locations like Fethiye when he is not too busy, like during the winter season. His English is excellent.
|Uh-oh! We have no windows!|
Not really. This is looking through the new windshield. So clear!
We are going to enjoy these new tinted windows.