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Cruise Highlights

Day 1: Fethiye – Ağa Limanı

  • Everyone arrived on board and we cleared customs / passport control then headed out of Fethiye harbour shortly after 2PM
  • Calm cruising to Ağa Limanı while everyone got to know one another
  • First swim, first meal (fish / chicken), first night aboard Arkadaslik
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Day 2: Ağa Limanı – Rhodes

  • Very early start, rough seas, and long passage took their toll and a few guests felt unwell by the time we reached Rhodes
  • We were met by our Greek agent as we anchored in the new marina at Rhodes and cleared to enter Greece
  • Everyone spent the day exploring the ancient walled city
  • Fortunately, everyone had recovered from signs of earlier seasickness and we were able to gather for a fabulous group dinner of mixed mezes at Mama Sofia's in Old Rhodes Town
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Day 3: Rhodes – Lindos

  • Everyone agreed to an itinerary change to avoid high winds and rough seas on the west side of the island, electing to visit Lindos, rather than Halki and Alimia
  • We departed from the new marina after breakfast and made our way to Lindos in considerably calmer seas
  • Arriving in Lindos, we anchored near a super yacht whose passengers stared enviously at our paddle boards
  • High winds late in the afternoon necessitated a position change, but otherwise, we enjoyed a completely relaxed afternoon and evening in Lindos – swimming, paddle boarding, soaking up the sun
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Day 4: Lindos

  • By mutual agreement we stayed in Lindos and enjoyed a thoroughly relaxing day at the foot of the ancient citadel - swimming, paddle boarding, relaxing in the sunshine
  • Chris, Guy, and Sue climbed to the top of the acropolis
  • Darren got some fabulous drone footage of the historic city and surroundings from the boat
  • The people on the yacht next to us wowed us with their jet ski skills and had a brief dance party as the sun set, but quickly quieted down and we enjoyed a peaceful night in Lindos Bay

Day 5: Lindos – Rhodes – Kadırga Bay – Marmaris – Turunç Bay

  • Early start to benefit from calmest seas
  • Stopped outside of Rhodes to get export paperwork from agent, then made way across the sea to Turkish coast
  • Lunch and swimming at Kadırga Bay before heading to Marmaris for entrance formalities and duty free shopping
  • Spent evening in a beautiful bay near Turunç, some onboard choosing to ogle the naked cruisers on a nearby sailboat
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Day 6: Turunç Bay – Ekincik

  • Breakfast enroute to Ekincik, where we stopped in the harbour to fill the fresh water tanks before heading to a peaceful bay for the remainder of the day
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Day 7: Ekincik – Hamam Bay – Summer Harbour Bay at Tersane Island

  • Longish day of cruising with a rough / bumpy start, but everyone survived without any signs of seasickness
  • Breakfast as we entered the Göcek Islands region
  • Captain Oktay took us to his favourite spot, the rock next to the ruins of an ancient Turkish bath house in Hamam Bay
  • Sadly, the coast guard arrived and indicated that anchoring is not permitted close to the ruins (permanent anchorage posts in the vicinity would indicate otherwise)
  • Moved to Summer Harbour Bay at Tersane Island for the remainder of the day
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Day 8: Tersane Island – Sarsala Bay – Fethiye

  • After breakfast, we moved to Sarsala Bay to drop Chris, Darren, Sue, and Malc off at the taxi station
  • Then we headed back to Fethiye harbour and said final goodbyes to Jean and Guy
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