13th September 2013 Canakkale to Marmara, Marmara Island via the Dardanelles

Tangaroa in Canakkale
Tangaroa in Canakkale
Our Departure from the Municipal Marina
Our Departure from the Municipal Marina
There is Quite a lot of Traffic Behind us in the Dardanelles Today
There is Quite a lot of Traffic Behind us in the Dardanelles Today
We Recognise the 'Wind Spirit' from Last Year in Greece
We Recognise the ‘Wind Spirit’ from Last Year in Greece
The Turkish Flag is Very Prominent in All Parts of Turkey
The Turkish Flag is Very Prominent in All Parts of Turkey
It is Great to See so Many Dolphins in the Area
It is Great to See so Many Dolphins in the Area
It Magic to See the Sails Up on the Wind Spirit
It Magic to See the Sails Up on the Wind Spirit
What an Amazing Sight to have this Sailing Ship Come Up Beside Us
What an Amazing Sight to have this Sailing Ship Come Up Beside Us
As She Passed us we Felt we could Almost Reach Out and Touch Her
As She Passed us we Felt we could Almost Reach Out and Touch Her
This Certainly was the Highlight of Our Dardenelles Experience
This Certainly was the Highlight of Our Dardenelles Experience
Much Later the Wind Spirit  was Under Full Sail  Without the Assistance of the Motor and Like the Tortise and the Hare, we Caught Up and Overtook Her !!
Much Later the Wind Spirit was Under Full Sail Without the Assistance of the Motor and Like the Tourtise and the Hare, we Caught Up and Overtook Her !!
A Memorable Experience !!
A Memorable Experience !!
Once in the Marmara Sea with the Condition so Calm, we Continued to the Island of Marmara
Once in the Marmara Sea with the Condition so Calm, we Continued to the Island of Marmara
In the Distance One of the Many Ships in the Marmara Sea Head Towards Istanbul
In the Distance One of the Many Ships in the Marmara Sea Head Towards Istanbul
As we Approach Marmara Island, the Major Port of Marmara comes into View
As we Approach Marmara Island, the Major Port of Marmara comes into View
The Marmara Township
The Marmara Township
Cute Little Houses High Up in the Hills Overlook the Harbour
Cute Little Houses High Up in the Hills Overlook the Harbour
The Local Mosque Seems to Glow in the Fading Evening Light
The Local Mosque Seems to Glow in the Fading Evening Light
The Long Seawall of the Marmara Port
The Long Seawall of the Marmara Port
The Entrance to the Ancient Marmara Port
The Entrance to the Ancient Marmara Port
Unfortunately no Space Along the North Pier for Visiting Yachts
Unfortunately no Space Along the North Pier for Visiting Yachts and Small Fishing Boats
With the Help of Some Friendly Turkish Guys, we Tied the Tangaroa Along the Pier Between the Fishing Boats
With the Help of Some Friendly Turkish Guys, we Tied the Tangaroa Along the Pier Between the Fishing Boats
The Small Inner Port by the Restaurants
The Small Inner Port by the Restaurants
Cats and Dogs Wait Enthusiastically Together for Leftovers from the Patrons in the Restaurants
Cats and Dogs Wait Patiently Together for Leftovers from the Patrons in the Restaurants
How Cute is He !!!!
How Cute is He !!!!
Ric's Birthday Dinner at the Bolis Restaurant
Ric’s Birthday Dinner at the Bolis Restaurant
Ric's New Turkish Friend from Bursa
Ric’s New Turkish Friend from Bursa
Candles and Cake Organised by Our New Friend
Candles and Cake Organised by Our New Friend

Happy Birthday Ric !!

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