Party on Dude……..
21st June 2016
Today is our final day in Fethiye before we leave and start heading towards the Greek islands. I am very excited because for this sailing trip we will mainly be focusing on the Greek islands of Symi, Kos, Mykonos, Santorini, Lepsi, Kefalonia and Samos…..in other words, the Greek islands of the Aegean and Dodecanese.
Today was going to be a very busy day….especially for Geoff, as his first job was involved taking mother to the hospital….again. So, from nine o’clock to eleven thirty i was on my own, with the dogs, relaxing in the glorious sunshine and planning trips….
Once they were back, mum and I headed into the town for some last minute shopping in order to stock up the boat, thankfully she did not find anything luxurious or resembling cushions! Once again, the rest of the day was spent relaxing at our new local hangout, the Yacht Boutique swimming pool, today 40 degrees in the shade, I mean, what else can you do?!
We fetched Geoff and headed to to the hotel. The deal we have with the bar tender is if we eat at the restaurant, we get to use the pool free. Geoff had to disappear after lunch though, and sort out our Transit Logs. A transit log is a tax that needs to be paid on the spot, in Turkey. It covers the cost of mooring in the departure port for the first and last day of charter/own yacht, along with harbour taxes. You will normally be issued with a transit log by the port authorities upon entering a port in a foreign country. This procedure is a must do on leaving Turkey, because, as Geoff found out, once before – if you don’t – you get fined!
After finishing at the pool, and coming back with Geoff from the customs office, I rummaged around the spare cabin and found our new Pirate flag….so we raised it immediately. Later that evening, Sailor Usef and his friend Sabri, came over for a drink, and we talked all night long.