Day 11 - Renaming The Boat

As we promised the previous owners we have finally renamed the boat to S/Y Mirica.  

From 2009 08 07 Renaming boat

Youtube blocked in Turkey :-(

 I've just tried to log into youtube and I found that it is being blocked in Turkey :-(


Never mind here is a video of the kids winching thanks to my friends at Google....

From Turkey 2009

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Hi All,


Really struggling to find the time to write stuff and upload photos - far to busy sailing, snorkling and having fun.  Will try to to better......

Aperlae - Day 7 - 3rd August 2009


36° 9' 27.7092" N, 29° 47' 3.21" E

On the way from Kas to Kale Koy we stopped off for a few hours at the ancient, partially sunken, deserted town of Aperlae.  Apparently no-one had lived their for 14 thousand years.   Unfortunately the bay today seems to be a collecting point of floating detrius of the Med - we found all kinds of rubbish including hypodermic syringes - yikes.....  Given the submerged old quayside and the swell that rolls in, it is not a anchorage to be recommended except for a few hours to explore the surrounding ruins.  It isn't exactly pleasant swimming area either.


However, once ashore the hillside is littered with hundreds of ruined building and sarcophagi - wondering around the ancient town, completely alone was magical and my imagination conjoured many images of what it must have been like 2000 years ago.



Kas - Day 6


36° 12' 5.832" N, 29° 37' 29.9172" E

We set off at around 11am to head up to Kas.  Arrived 5 hours later and anchored in 'Dolphin Bay' on the north side of the headland.  It's called Dolphin Bay as there is a small dolpinarium for the tourists - the cages were pretty small and it was saddening to see such magnificent, intelligent creatures locked up in this way. 

This was the first time that we had run a line ashore, my climbing nuts worked a treat, we didn't move all night.  

The next morning we set off in search of the ampitheatre, the bank and some supplies.  All were located in that order.  It was 36C and blimmin' hot - fortunately the bank had aircon, so we loitered therr until the security guard throw us out.




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