Kusadasi/ Ephesus

Kušadasi/Ephesus Leaving Istanbul, we had a 40-hour non-stop passage to Kušadasi. A port town, but clearly an inexpensive stop for holidaymakers from the UK as well, Kušadasi is busy town with the usual shops and cafes that cater to cruise chip customers. Our primary reason for coming is that it is the closest marina townContinue reading “Kusadasi/ Ephesus”

ISTANBUL!

ISTANBUL, TÜRKIYE Approaching the city of more than 16 million inhabitants, it looks as one might expect. Container ships abound awaiting their turn to offload or upload or transit the Bosporus canal. These ships were EVERYWHERE. Buildings and the beautiful minarets with the domes of the mosques are the most prominent land feature. But surprisinglyContinue reading “ISTANBUL!”

Bozcaada, Ayvalık, Cunda

Trip North to Istanbul One of the most difficult challenges we face is deciding which towns/islands/countries to visit and which to bypass. The sad unavoidable truth that we continue to reconcile is that no matter for how long we plan to visit, we will not see everything we hoped, planned, or dreamed of seeing. ThatContinue reading “Bozcaada, Ayvalık, Cunda”

Didim, Turkey

When we travel from one country to another, despite the level of research we do, I can never really know what we will find when we arrive. It is for this reason we like to take a ““peek”” at a place before committing to an entire winter there. We were glad we took this approachContinue reading “Didim, Turkey”

HAPPY 12TH BIRTHDAY JACK!

Happy 12th Birthday Jack! Bear with me here while I write a few words about being Jacks mom. The reason we keep this blog, while it is nice if we can share our experiences with others, is so that we can look back someday on our adventures and remember where we have been. For thisContinue reading “HAPPY 12TH BIRTHDAY JACK!”

Ios

Greek Islands continued… Ios, Continuing our travel North from Santorini with Kelly aboard, we first stopped in Ios. We enjoyed Kelly for 8 days and in that time, we visited Santorini, Ios (all over the island), Schoinoussa – primarily the water and anchorage, and finally Paros. Likely the question we are most frequently asked is:Continue reading “Ios”

Santorini- Thira, Oia, Pyrgos Kallistis

While at a cocktail party in Montenegro- before we left on our 3-month tour of Greece, we met someone who had cruised the Cyclades the year before. One of the highlights of enjoying time with other cruisers is the wealth of information we can share with each other from one year to the next. RarelyContinue reading “Santorini- Thira, Oia, Pyrgos Kallistis”