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December 2015

Dear friends We wish you beautiful, relaxing Christmas days and a great start in the New Year! – and please don’t forget: you can’t change the weather, but your attitude and your life. If the old year was prosperous, look forward to the new one. – And if it was ...

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November 30, 2015

Today (November 15, 2015) is Marlies‘ Birthday (Marlies is Swiss and married to Peter from the UK) and we are invited to the Birthday’s cake, which is excellent: ..and the parlour game with After Eight as well:     I’ve tried it as well: Obviously there can only be one ...

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November 15, 2015

It’s Sunday November 11, 2015 and we decide to visit the famous market in Marsaxlokk together with Nico and Sonja (Snow Goose Team), naturally by bus. Shortly after leaving the boat it starts raining cats and dogs. Soon the streets look like rivers, but the bus driver is clearly related ...

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October 31, 2015

Assos is a nice little town with a small bay, in which two boats find enough space to anchor free. The anchor-ground is not the best, it’s rather tough sand with lots of grass and rests of concrete slates and stones. Therefore it’s rather important to check whether the anchor ...

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October 15, 2015

In Monemvasi we met a nice couple from the USA owning an Amel Super Maramu 2000, which looks like new – wow. They told us that the previous owner invested lots of money and cared pretty good about her, – obviously true. We enjoy the exchange of our experiences and ...

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September 30, 2015

We continue our journey from Symi towards the Peloponnese. The Meltemi blows quite strong and the sea is rough – but our GrosDoux can endure such conditions easily, – we are even under the impression that she enjoys herself a lot. No wonder, she has about 16 tons of weight ...

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September 8, 2015 – ‘sensitive turkish nippels’

The cover picture’s Motto is: ‘how turkish stainless steel nippels look after 2 months! – and here another one from our boat: The owner of EmekMarin was supposed to be back from Russia on Monday morning. We waited until Wednesday, did our shopping in Göcek and decided to finish the ...

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August 2015

Back from Switzerland on August 10, 2015: as assumed, the work on our boat is not finished, – less than 50% of the promised things are done. Nevertheless the workers left lots of dirt in our boat: the new upholstery, the walls and doors were covered with foot and finger ...

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July 2015

Finally we have some time to sail to the south-east coast of Turkey: Fethyie to Kekova (close by Finike). We highly recommend this part not only because of the nice landscape but also because of the remainings of a time long ago. In the following please find some impressions: Rock-cut ...

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June 2015 – trial sailing trip

28.6.15: today we had to come back to Göcek to do some urgent repairs at our boat. Inter alia neither the brand new inverter nor the Raymarine devices work properly. – Orginally we wanted to sail more south-east in direction to Kalkan/Kas, – but hopefully the trip is only delayed. ...

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