Pics of our cruise with Urs and Iris, Turkey and Greece June, 2014

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The new airport at Izmir in Turkey

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This is the beautiful bagage collection area, but we waited 45 minutes for our bags to turn up!

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Welcome from Iris and Urs

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Welcome drinks

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Evening bar-b-que for German speaking guests at the Setur Marina in Kusadasi

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Urs and Iris

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The inside of the Volvo D2 motor in Urs's Bavaria 40, after 12 years and 1720 hours. Amazingly clean!

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Elisabeth and Iris

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Setur Marina, Kusadasi

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From a restaurant looking towards the cruise ship wharf.

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One of the beaches in Kusadasi

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Outdoor gym by the shore in Kusadasi

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A hand full of peace!

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The bus station in Selcuk

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On the bus on the way to visit Sirince

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Multi lingual menu.

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Returning to Selcuk

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Looking up to the Castle or Citadel at Selcuk

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Entrance of the ruins of the Basilica of St John the Evangalist

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The tomb of St John

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Baptismal bath

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Looking back over the ruins.

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Model of the original church as it was before being destroyed by an earthquake.

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Looking up to the citadel from the Basilica

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View from near the Citadel

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Water cistern

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This was originally a church but was converted by the Turks into a water cistern

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Back at Selcuk, I believe these are pigeon houses.

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Resort hotel on the road back to Kusadasi

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Back at the harbour in Kusadasi

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Departing Kusadasi

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Coastguard boat, not a very good example!

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Elisabeth on the wheel. The back of the shirt says "Work less"!

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The skipper

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Heading for Chios in Greece.

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Unfinished harbour in Chios. It has been like this for about thirty years.

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Looking down over the harbour, with Turkey in the background.

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Orthodox church.

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Samoa in Chios

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A well kept sectret in Chios. A very good restaurant.

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The old fortified city at Chios

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Another church

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with a beautiful courtyard.

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Again Greek orthodox.

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Back at the old city walls.

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Old wind mills on the shore.

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Disused mill stones.

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A catamaran,

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with an original propulsion system. The chain is missing at the moment and there is now an outboard motor.

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Monument near the entrance of the main commercial harbour.

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Commercial harbour.

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Street scene in Mesta. This is one of the Mastic villages in the south of the island of Chios.

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Orthodox church in Mesta

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Down town Mesta

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Tunnel like streets.

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More of Mesta

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Ice Cream vendor.

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Pirgi, another mastic village.

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Here the houses are plastered, first with a dark mortar, then with a lighter one.

While the mortar is still wet the designs are scratched into the top layer to expose the lower layer.

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Most of the designs are quite intricate.

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More of Pirgi

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One of two churches.

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Here is the other church.

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Entry to the church.

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The town square at Pirgi

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Well used bus ex Southern Germany!

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These are the mastic trees. The sap is harvested to produce the mastic, which has many uses.

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A close fit for the large bus in the next tiny town.

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View of a beach from the bus window.

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Back in Chios

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View taken from "Samoa" as we depart the harbour.

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Looking back towards the harbour where we were.

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Entering the harbour at Inousses,

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with a mermaid to welcome us.

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Harbour at Inousses

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Statue of a shipping magnate who is a benefactor to the town.

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Another yacht entering the harbour.

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The south coast looking east.

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Back in the harbour.

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The coast to the west.

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Beautiful Bougainvillea

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An old windmill converted into a house.

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Late afternoon in the harbour.

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Departing Inousses.

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Heading north towards  Lesvos.

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Entering the passage leading to Gera Bay which seems to be a crater lake.

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Our anchorage in Skala Loutron,

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with beautiful clean warm water.

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Looking towards Loutra from our anchorage.

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Next morning raising the anchor.

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Buzzed by the customs boat,

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a hard bottom inflatable with two 200 hp Mercury outboards.

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Under way again,

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accompanied by dolphins.

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Approaching Turkey just west of Ayvalik.

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An old monastry on Cunda Island

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We spent the last evening on anchor behind this peninsula,

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but didn't go swimming!

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Another sunset

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The next morning we motored to the Setur marina at Ayvalik.

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The entrance to the marina.

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Migros Turkey!

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We then took a tour of the old town.This was originally settled by the Greeks but was given to Turkey after the first world war.

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Traditional Turkish charter boat.

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One of Iris' sidelines.

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More tourist boats.

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The old town.

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One horse power.

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One of the local moschees.

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One way of delivering a fridge.

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These ducks had made themselves at home under a disused truck.

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View from the hill looking down on the marina at the left

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and the entrance to the harbour to the right.

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Last evening apero.

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Choosing our evening meal.

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Farewell dinner with Urs and Iris.

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Back at the airport at Izmir

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No trouble finding a seat in the waiting room. Note the power points for charging computers of phones etc.

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Take off!

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Looking down on Izmir.

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