In this episode of Sailing A B Sea our shakedown cruise comes to an end in Kekova pt2 back to Kas. A brief history of our story and in depth personal blogs t...
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We're having to tack to get to where we
want to go because of the direction
the wind. We're going to have to tack very soon.
I mean very soon. Like put the camera down
I'm going to put the camera down now
Okay well we're on the move
I've just broken the handle. Oopsie. We're on the
move again we've had a couple of lovely
nights at that little bay there and now
we're going to go further east
hopefully our friend Jens on his yacht
Dilly Dally is still at Kalekoy
that's the little fortress on the hill
he was anchored there last night so
we're gonna see if he's still there. If
he's not we're just going to go straight
on to another little anchorage and we'll show
you how that is when we get there
We did find Jens on Dilly Dally and
he's anchored in this beautiful little bay
and he's got two friends over from
so we've rafted up next to him so that
we can have a little bite to eat and a
chat and some beer. Hi!
It's pretty cool isn't it? Look at this
This is live coming to you from A B Sea live! We're leaving!
Nice to see you! Lovely to meet you! Bye!
See you in the marina. Good journey! Thanks for the G&T
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8! 8 Fenders?
Yup! We bought two new ones.
It's like shoes - a girl can never have enough fenders on
her boat. We are off now to our anchorage
which is over there and hang a right or
for the sailors amongst you over there
and turn to starboard.
It was meant to be
anchorage number five but it's now turning out
to be anchorage number two
You gotta roll with it haven't you? You've got to roll with the weather!
We just need to come at it
from this angle go through through the
and I think we'll go down this end.
Okay, which is ...
There goes the coast guard
Just as we pass Kalekoy and
the isolated danger buoy.
We're in. Yeah we're in. We're about four and a
half metres of water. Mm-hmm
Loads of swingage. Got 20 metres of
chain out. Just about to snub it. Yep
Actually we're just noticing when our
chain's been in the water it's in really
good nick. Yeah it's a lovely dark colour isn't it? Yeah
A floppy chain is a happy windlass. That's
Gotta love that snubber.
lovely place to spend the night. Yeah
It feels like we're on holiday
Our first anchorage here at Kekova was
on the other side of this spit of land
here and further down that way so
basically we're now closer to the
mainland one little bit in. The holding
over there was very very good
we had our Mantus anchor snagged
in deeply and at one point the wind
gusted up to 35 knots thereabouts and
we just didn't budge an inch. When Aannsha
brought the anchor up it was covered in
a thick gluggy mud so the holding there
is really really good we were in about
some 8 to 10 metres over there. Here
we're in about four to four and a half
metres and the holding here is very good
too. Again I think it's a kind of a muddy
bottom and when the anchor went in
yesterday you could definitely tell
that's it it was set it wasn't going
anywhere. So time to get the glad rags on
get the dinghy lowered and go over there
and take a look
Dotted all around this little town you
see these little booths and I'm gonna
guess that during the summer month
these are occupied by stall holders and
people selling their wares and goods. It would be lovely in summer I reckon.
I reckon it would be great yeah, great little
atmosphere. More gum trees.
They've been here a while too. Yeah they're big.
That wall looks like it's been there
for a while too.
And always in the
background there's some sort of work
getting done preparing for the summer
season. They're very industrious here aren't they?
Very industrious yeah. It is a lovely little place this. It is isn't it. Yeah.
Oh look at the archway. Oh it's an arch, wow
Hello Hassan. Hi welcome!
Nice to meet you.
We're going to erm, we're going to enjoy some
of your fish. Yes I have nice fish yeah.
We've heard all about your fish.
So this is all locally caught fish?
barbe, barbe, you see that barbe. Yeah. And we also some meat and of course calamari
calamari and shrimps
I cook also very well. I am very
famous chef. Okay
Sometimes if people come here eating yeah
no more out. Stop here. Just stay here
Okay so this is the fish that we ordered from
Hassan and he's literally cleaning it
here right on the quayside.
Finished here, now fillet it. I make you
two sides fillet. Okay yep. Okay great thank you.
Doesn't get any better than that really
does it? No. And we've got Efes now so we're really happy
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Fish is the fillet is better because I make
the fillet they're not long time in the
grill and very tasty
This is the fish. Here's the garlic sauce. Yum! Thank you. Smells yummy. Thank you.
Well we just had a great lunch didn't we?
It was lovely. Cor! The freshest fish at Hassan's restaurant
and we're on our way back to A B Sea now and
on Hassan's advice we're going to just up anchor and move a little bit closer into the bay because
we're expecting some strong wind gusts tomorrow.
So he said it would be more protected if we go in a bit further
It's Sunday today and we've moved
ourselves over to this far end of the
bay and we're currently in four and a
half metres of water with 40 metres of
chain out so it's probably 9 to 1 which
is overkill for most situations but
we've been watching the wind prediction
sites and they're all telling different
stories so we've opted to go with the
worst-case scenario which shows steady
winds at around about 27 to 30 knots
with gusts up to 35 knots coming from
that general direction there which means
if it does come we've got protection
from that bit of hillside, we've got
enough scope out, the Mantus is
definitely dug in and should we drag
we'll be dragging that way, so I think
we've prepped as much as we can. As soon
as Aannsha emerges from the princess
suite we'll be putting the bimini away
and we'll see how it all pans out but
this is a great little spot, very quiet,
very peaceful. You can take the dinghy
over to town if we need to get anything
of course we're not in season yet so
we're once again the only tourists in
town and I've heard that this place does
get absolutely chock-a-block with yachts
in the high season. So now I'm gonna go
back down and finish editing a video for
It's now 6 p.m. and I'm happy
to say that we haven't moved an inch all
day well apart from our swinging but the
Mantus anchor has stayed put where it
was dropped yesterday
not moved in the slightest so that's
always good. I really do feel that the
wind is lessening somewhat now. It is
going to continue somewhat like this for
the next six hours or so so it still
might be a bit bumpy but I'll show you
the tracks on the plotter and I'm quite
happy that we're not going to move tonight.
I've actually got a couple of marks that
I've been watching on that hillside all
day and again on this side and we
It's now 7:30 on Monday
morning and we've woken up to this. You
wouldn't know it was the same place, like
a mill pond. We have had a look at the
wind forecasting sites and we think that
by around about ten o'clock eleven
o'clock we should get enough wind 15 to
20 knots going our way coming up our
port side which should enable us to sail
all the way back to the bay were Kas
Breakfast is happening down below
Oh hello. I always say that don't I
whenever you meet me. Yes
Yeah, just doing dishes,
waking up - it takes me a lot longer to
wake up than it does Baz. Making a cup of
tea and we're gonna have some peanut
butter and jam on some fresh bread
It's now just after 9 o'clock
on Monday morning and the wind has
started to pick up and we saw how it
picked up yesterday so we're actually just
about to pull up the anchor and head
back up the coast to the bay where Kas marina is
because we just don't want to be caught
out later on in the day if the wind
picks up more than has been predicted on
the web sites. And if the wind prediction
websites are correct we're actually going to
learn how she points into the wind
Well we're having a bracing sail
It's blowing about 20 knots as you can see.
20 knot hair. We're having to tack to get to
where we want to go because of the
direction the wind. I'll just show you...
Yeah we're going to tack very soon.
I'm going to put the camera down now
Well that was a sail. We learned a few
things though. We did um it's just about
two o'clock in the afternoon on Monday. Our wet weather gear is drying out now
Behind us his Kas marina. The first half
was quite good the wind was totally on
the nose so we did a few tacks but then
unfortunately a big rainstorm came
through and we had to furl in the
headsail and then as soon as the rain
storm had passed there was just
no wind at all it was just totally
useless so we had to switch on the motor
and motor probably half way I would
guess. Well we switched on the motor at
ten to one, no ten to twelve, ten to
twelve ten to twelve and we got here at
ten to two, yeah, and we left at 10 past nine
so halfway yeah. Yeah. Well anyway we're
here now in the bay at Kas marina, we are
anchored we're just put in the boat to
bed. We're gonna drop the dinghy down, we're gonna
nip over to pontoon B and see if anyone's
hanging around. We've got quite a few
jobs to do while we are here and also
we've got to look at the window of
weather that may or may not be coming
and on the way over here we've had a
slight change of plan to our overall big
journey which we'll go into detail later on
Yes. Could make big difference. Huge
difference. I got to get out of this wet
We'd like to welcome aboard our new
patrons Jude Chaffin and Marcello
Davanzo, it's great to have you aboard.
Also we did mention earlier on about a
major change to our cruising itinerary
for the early part of this year
Initially we had plans to sail all the
way up the Turkish coast and into
Istanbul to visit quite a few of our
subscribers then we were going to go
west to mainland Greece to Thessalonika
to visit a friend of ours there. However
when we really looked at it it is a huge
distance to travel and it would take
quite a considerable amount of our time
for this summer sailing season so what
we did was we bought airplane tickets
and we went to visit Istanbul for three
days and three nights. Wasn't that an adventure? That was a whole adventure in itself which is it coming
up in a video for you very very shortly.
So the hotel that you can see behind us. Scam
So the revised plan now is that we are
currently in Datca and it is coming up
to the end of the first week of May
we're going to go a little bit further
up the coast of Turkey. We're checking
out a place that begins with K and it's
slightly north of the Greek island of
Samos where we'll be checking into
Greece and then that gives us quite a
lot of time to spend summer zigzagging
through the Greek islands of the Aegean. It's gonna be cool. It is.
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