Friday 7th September 2012 Bozukkale to Rhodes, Greece

A Few Gulets in Bozukkale Overnight
One of the Popular Restaurants in the Bay
Departing Bozukkale Bay and the Turkish Coast
Lovely Beaches Approaching the Old Town of Rhodes
Our First Close Glimpses of Rhodes
Getting Closer
The Medieval City Walls of Rhodes
The City Walls are Still in Very Good Condition
A Familiar Flag on this Yacht on Anchor by Rhodes
Two Statues of Deer are at the Entrance to Mandraki Harbour
The Rhodes Old Harbour and our Berth for a Few Days
Our Berth Only Metres from the Large Fort Near the Entrance of Mandraki Harbour in Rhodes
Looking Towards the Entrance of the Port
Experienced Sailors from Australia, Len, Helen and their Son Adam
Romios Restaurant a Great Choice for Dinner in the Old Town
Fried Squid Very Tasty
Grilled Octopus, Delicious
One of Our Favourites, Saganaki Shrimps
Great Company at the Romios Restaurant
Adam’s Beautifully Presented Prawns

We arrived in Rhodes after making our way from Bozukkale, which is the closest bay in Turkey to make the short crossing into Greece. While waiting for our booked berth to become available in Mandraki Harbour we hovered close by the harbour and spotted an Australian flag on a yacht on anchor nearby. Ric always being the patriotic Australian approched the vessel and made contact with the couple aboard. Len and Helen who are very keen sailors from Newcastle were travelling around the area with their son Adam. Our chance meeting turned out to be a wonderful experience where we all got together for drinks aboard the Tangaroa and later having dinner together at a delightful restaurant. Our new friends had dined at Romios previously and enjoyed it so much that they were keen to return, which suited us very well as it was our first visit to Rhodes. The food, atmosphere and service was excellent and it also was away from the very touristy spots which we really do not enjoy in busier towns. We both were very grateful for all the interesting sailing information given to us by Len and Helen who have been sailing around the Mediterranean for a number of years. It surprised us all what a small world it was when we all discovered we had mutual friends Rob and Ro, also from Tasmania.





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