Hope's and Howard's Sailing Adventures

Atlantic Cruising on board Mazu

Breathing out in Bozuk Bükü after Marmaris

Our departure from Marmaris was delayed because we wanted to get our boat insurance sorted out before we left.  Our current insurance is with Pantaenius US but they, like several other companies, are getting out of the yacht insurance business (too many hurricanes?) so will not renew our policy that expires on August 10th. We have had difficulty finding alternative insurers. Some US companies were not keen on us being.. Read More

Re-tracing our Steps to Marmaris

After chilling for about 5 days in various Kekova anchorages, enjoying a bit of hiking, paddle-boarding and cooling-off swims in the oft chilly spring-fed waters, we set off around the next set of headlands, passing closely to a couple of small Greek islands. One of those islands was Meyisti (home to Castellorizo) where we saw a large Greek war ship patrolling the waters.  Thankfully we hadn’t strayed into Greek waters.. Read More