2nd May 2014 Marmara Port, Marmara Island to Canakkale, Dardanelles

This Morning we were Under Way Shortly After 5am for our Long Journey to Canakkale in the Dardenelles
This Morning we Managed another  Early Start this Time at 5am !  Another Long Journey  was Planned for Today to Travel to Canakkale in the Dardanelles
Great Conditions for Travel  Today
The Conditions for Travelling were Excellent Today
An On Going Problem with  our Generator had Ric and John Scratching their Heads !!
An On Going Problem with our Generator had Ric and John Scratching their Heads !!
Very Quiet Day Motoring Down the Dardenelles
A Very Quiet Day With Very Few Ships Motoring Down the Dardanelles
Looking Back Thunder Storms seem to be Following Us
Looking Back Thunder Storms seem to be Following Us
Through the Clouds a Large Ship Approaches at our Stern
Through the Clouds a Large Ship Suddenly Approaches at our Stern
Once Past the Fort on the Eastern Side of the Dardenelles, Canakkale is Close By
Once Past the Fort on the Eastern Side of the Dardanelles, Canakkale is Situated Close By
After 8 Hours of Motoring  Finally Canakkale Comes into View (the Old Clock is Always on 10am)
After 8 Hours of Motoring Finally Canakkale Comes into View
The Town of Canakkale is a Well Known Destination for Tourists who Intend to Visit Gallipoli
The Town of Canakkale is a Well Known Destination for Tourists who Intend Visiting Gallipoli and Troy
18th March 2015 is an Important Date for the Turkish Nation as it Signifies the Victory of the Naval Battle Fought in the Dardanelles
18th March 2015 is an Important Date for the Turkish Nation as it Signifies the Victory of the Naval Battle Fought in the Dardanelles
We Enter the Canakkale Municipal Marina
We Enter the Canakkale Municipal Marina for a Berth Overnight and to do Customs here to Check Out of Turkey
The Custom and Marina Officials
The Custom and Marina Officials
John Cooks the Lobster Purchased in Marmara Yesterday
John about to Cook the Lobster Purchased in Marmara Yesterday Evening
Time for a Late Lunch after Our Long Trip from Marmara Island
Time for a Late Lunch after Our Long Trip from Marmara Island
Diana and I Leave John Amongst the Washing When we Depart for a bit of Walking Exercise
Diana and I Leave John Sitting Amongst the Washing when we Depart for some Well Needed Walking Exercise Around Canakkale
We Pass Hundreds of Small Cute Local Fishing Boats Along the Foreshore
We Pass Hundreds of Small Cute Local Fishing Boats Along the Foreshore
Many Cafes and Restaurants by the Waterside are Full of Customers
Many Cafes and Restaurants by the Waterside are Full of Customers Enjoying the Late Afternoon Sun
Diana Strides Ahead Along the Walkway
Diana Strides Ahead along the Walkway
Once we Reached the Minaret by the Mosque at the Far End of the Walkway we Returned to the Marina
Once we Reached the Minaret by the Mosque at the Far End of the Walkway we Returned to the Marina
The Trogan Horse Erected in the Open Square by the Marina in Canakkale was  Used in the Movie "Troy" Starring Brad Pitt
The Trogan Horse Erected in the Open Square by the Marina in Canakkale was Originally Used in the Movie “Troy” Starring Brad Pitt
The Trogan Horse is Significant to this Area as the Ancient Site of Troy is only a Few Kms from Canakkale
The Trogan Horse is Significant to this Area as the Ancient Site of Troy is only a Few Kilometres from Canakkale
A Good Supply of Fairy Floss Passes Us
A Good Supply of Fairy Floss Goes By
Still Sitting Amongst the Washing we Dine on a Vegetarian Dish that Ric had Quickly Prepared
As our Customs Out of Turkey was Completed we had to Remain Aboard the Tangaroa for the Evening. Sitting Amongst the Washing we Dined on a Delicious Vegetarian Dish that Ric had Created for Us
Marmara Island to Canakkale
Marmara Island to Canakkale

 

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