Pics of our cruise with Urs and Iris, Turkey and Greece June, 2014
The new airport at Izmir in Turkey
This is the beautiful bagage collection area, but we waited 45 minutes for our bags to turn up!
Welcome from Iris and Urs
Evening bar-b-que for German speaking guests at the Setur Marina in Kusadasi
Urs and Iris
The inside of the Volvo D2 motor in Urs's Bavaria 40, after 12 years and 1720 hours. Amazingly clean!
Elisabeth and Iris
Setur Marina, Kusadasi
From a restaurant looking towards the cruise ship wharf.
One of the beaches in Kusadasi
Outdoor gym by the shore in Kusadasi
A hand full of peace!
The bus station in Selcuk
On the bus on the way to visit Sirince
Multi lingual menu.
Returning to Selcuk
Looking up to the Castle or Citadel at Selcuk
Entrance of the ruins of the Basilica of St John the Evangalist
The tomb of St John
Looking back over the ruins.
Model of the original church as it was before being destroyed by an earthquake.
Looking up to the citadel from the Basilica
View from near the Citadel
This was originally a church but was converted by the Turks into a water cistern
Back at Selcuk, I believe these are pigeon houses.
Resort hotel on the road back to Kusadasi
Back at the harbour in Kusadasi
Coastguard boat, not a very good example!
Elisabeth on the wheel. The back of the shirt says "Work less"!
Heading for Chios in Greece.
Unfinished harbour in Chios. It has been like this for about thirty years.
Looking down over the harbour, with Turkey in the background.
Samoa in Chios
A well kept sectret in Chios. A very good restaurant.
The old fortified city at Chios
with a beautiful courtyard.
Again Greek orthodox.
Back at the old city walls.
Old wind mills on the shore.
Disused mill stones.
with an original propulsion system. The chain is missing at the moment and there is now an outboard motor.
Monument near the entrance of the main commercial harbour.
Street scene in Mesta. This is one of the Mastic villages in the south of the island of Chios.
Orthodox church in Mesta
Down town Mesta
Tunnel like streets.
More of Mesta
Ice Cream vendor.
Pirgi, another mastic village.
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.
Most of the designs are quite intricate.
More of Pirgi
One of two churches.
Here is the other church.
Entry to the church.
The town square at Pirgi
Well used bus ex Southern Germany!
These are the mastic trees. The sap is harvested to produce the mastic, which has many uses.
A close fit for the large bus in the next tiny town.
View of a beach from the bus window.
Back in Chios
View taken from "Samoa" as we depart the harbour.
Looking back towards the harbour where we were.
Entering the harbour at Inousses,
with a mermaid to welcome us.
Harbour at Inousses
Statue of a shipping magnate who is a benefactor to the town.
Another yacht entering the harbour.
The south coast looking east.
Back in the harbour.
The coast to the west.
An old windmill converted into a house.
Late afternoon in the harbour.
Heading north towards Lesvos.
Entering the passage leading to Gera Bay which seems to be a crater lake.
Our anchorage in Skala Loutron,
with beautiful clean warm water.
Looking towards Loutra from our anchorage.
Next morning raising the anchor.
Buzzed by the customs boat,
a hard bottom inflatable with two 200 hp Mercury outboards.
Under way again,
accompanied by dolphins.
Approaching Turkey just west of Ayvalik.
An old monastry on Cunda Island
We spent the last evening on anchor behind this peninsula,
but didn't go swimming!
The next morning we motored to the Setur marina at Ayvalik.
The entrance to the marina.
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.
Traditional Turkish charter boat.
One of Iris' sidelines.
More tourist boats.
The old town.
One horse power.
One of the local moschees.
One way of delivering a fridge.
These ducks had made themselves at home under a disused truck.
View from the hill looking down on the marina at the left
and the entrance to the harbour to the right.
Last evening apero.
Choosing our evening meal.
Farewell dinner with Urs and Iris.
Back at the airport at Izmir
No trouble finding a seat in the waiting room. Note the power points for charging computers of phones etc.
Looking down on Izmir.
Links to further photos on Greece