Hope's and Howard's Sailing Adventures

Atlantic Cruising on board Mazu

And off we go to Marmaris again….

With Howard’s back slowly improving, we set off for Knidos on August 12th.  It was a good sail some of the way but, again, the wind died behind the island of Kos.  This time we didn’t even go ashore in Knidos, just in case the anchor dragged in the somewhat variable and gusty winds that evening.  Instead we enjoyed great swimming off the boat and a quiet evening onboard. The.. Read More

Bodrum – Where Life Onboard MAZU Took an Abrupt Change

Yes, it happened when we least expected it to.  While we were in Bodrum, we received a message from our Turkish broker, Birol, that an American couple living in Italy were interested in buying our boat so they could sail her back to the US and maybe beyond.  After much heartache, some serious soul-searching and some negotiation, we accepted their offer.  The next step in the process was to have.. Read More