Hope's and Howard's Sailing Adventures

Atlantic Cruising on board Mazu

Kekova

Kekova is a long island separated from mainland Turkey by a stretch of water known as Kekova Roads.  There are multiple well protected anchorages off Kekova Roads, two of which we have tried.  From Kas, it was an uneventful 3.5 hour trip to Üçagiz Limani, which has a relatively narrow entrance off Kekova Roads but then opens up to a huge fairly shallow bay.  We dropped the anchor in 12.. Read More

Karacaören, Kalkan and Kas

With the afternoon wind being southerly, we had to beat out of Gocek.  Being cruisers we usually try our best not to go to windward but here we had plenty of time and a nice wind so we did put in a few tacks and had some very pleasant close-hauled sailing.  However, tacking Mazu, a cutter-rigged boat, was a very different experience from that onboard Melodrama, a modern sloop, in.. Read More

Turkey – ports in Fethiye Bay

When we were planning our cruising of the Turquoise coast, Jim suggested we could easily spend at least 4 nights in Fethiye Bay.  He was right and we can certainly understand why Jim and Tina love to come back year after year to cruise these waters.  This bay in particular, surrounded by vast cliffs and tree-lined terrain, has an indented coast and islands on either side of it but with.. Read More