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Flag of Turkey  , Turkish Aegean Coast,
Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Hi Everyone

Yesterday we went into Marmaris by Dolmus (minibus) we shopped the whiole town for boat bits etc - towels, sheets, blankets, cables,groceries, fire extinguishers, phone cards, presents (yes kids) oh what a day.

Today was more sedate but we have tracked down the missing water maker part, finally (hopefully) got the outboard fixed (Steve gave up after removing and cleaning the carburettor 50 or more times in the heat of the day) , got a new temp gauge for the diesel, arranged for an Electronics expert to fix a fault on the electrics that Steve cant fix.

Drawn diagrams and taken notes of everything important - bilge pumps, toilet plumbing, electrics, cooling intakes, rules for non sailing guests, electrics (240 and 12 V) - wind generator, solar panels (boats are now recognised as difficult animals) etc etc.

Just updating the blog quickly before dinner - hope that you all enjoy the pics

More later
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Caroline on

thanks for th pics. nice to see you on the boat! it all looks pretty heavenly to me from where i am in cold wet Napier.

sal on

Brilliant Bid! What a thrill! And to think we will soon be there too. And so much of the hard work being done by you both............but for sure we there will be plenty challenges for us too! LOVE the photos........Stay safe and watch that hat.......... LOL S and J

Jacky and Nigel on

Hi Biddy so interesting to read the blog and view pics . You still haven't told us how you sail the yacht backwards? John's press-button yacht must be easier!! We are enjoying drier days after nearly 200mls rain last week.

J-Dubs on

Awesome news that you didn't sink but did swim, on first Aphrodite outing beyond the marina...can well imagine your state of mind as you felt the wind on your face and the endless sun will be starting to give you one of the best tans you'll had in years (which is saying something !). Of course your organisation and multi-tasking skills of past 10 years LIT business have been most useful for transition to "Med yachtie", but how fabulous that you've made the journey so smoothly and with along with a bit of "expert help" i.e. getting sails in right position you can only go further and faster from this point...? Queen's B/Day which means a million miles from where you are in marina or Marmaris, they are preparing for 19th Charity Wine Auction - does it even seem real that you've transformed your life to be so different in such a short space of time. Plenty of other news, but your blogs are great "escapism" for cold Saturday mornings over coffee to start the day !!
Take care Bid, keep enjoying living the dream every day - even with bilges, pumps and other challenges of mooring in tight spaces LOL
J-Dubs XX

Ros Elliott on

Queen's Birthday Weekend, crisp and clear, and the best two things today are having Robert home and reading your blogs (first time)! Fantastic seeing you at last, with hat too, on Aphrodite, comfortable and in 'your place'. The pics are great. Your resolve has got you sailing again and taking on all sorts of new skills, new meetings, and most of all new adventures. Aphrodite looks superb and every bit as you described before you left. Here's to glorious sailing in the Med Biddy and Co. Happy days! Love and care, Ros

suellen on

Hi Bid,

Its now the 7th....,and no more blogs from must be far to much fun or you're in some out of touch place in the wild some where. We are on to our third day of rain over Queens B'day. John and I now have bikes so will go cycling inbetween rain showers and before the forecast 50 knot winds arrive.

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