Turkey Fitheye Augst 2014                     Vessel: Sun Odysee 439 Provider: Dream Yacht Charter Journey:  201nm, 19 days Now we getting used to our little sailor being on board with us. This time we had his grandma along as a "deck hand"- a good help to handle our senior grinder while Britta and Jan were parking the boat. We had chosen Turkey, Fetheye for it's mild conditions: little/ moderate winds, waves in a similar fashion and most important: short distances. The only point which we had to swallow - or rather to swat out was the heat (up to 40C during daytime and 30C at night at times). Due to this conditions we had breakfast down in the boat and not as one would assume in the cockpit. Turkey, as for what we can say, and may be especially this area was super beautiful and the only thing which did top it was the utmost friendly people we met. Those did leave a deep impression in our minds which we will never forget! The vessel: Spacious, easy to handle and speedy, that is how we would describe this boat - and as we did already know it from the Caribbean. Again short handed an electric which and a bow thruster would have been of help but unlike to our previous trip (we sailed a Dufor 400) the winches had the right dimensions for the sails (bigger is always better to a certain degree - goes without saying) One thing which we figured with the previous Sun Odysees before likewise are the "smelly" toilets. Even if the boat is just a year old, there seems to be something wrong albeit we would tend to think that this is a third party equipment and not linked directly to Janneau, the manufacturer. The "water" from the black water tank did spill back and almost completely top up the toilet - terrible. This was the only real incident we had during our journey -from a technical stand point. One thing we tried first while travelling was a UMTS-WLAN-Hotspot which we learned from the German mag "YACHT". Buying UMTS Pre-Paid card in a country were English is not necessarily widely spoken is something however once bought it is of tremendous comfort - not only for the weather forecast which was the main intention to buy the hotspot. We didn't anchored this time (for a change) - only used it at marinas or jetties where moorings weren't installed. This was in order to give Carl enough room to run around after splashing in the water and of course the sailing. Our Journey was (the safer the better): Fetheye - Bedri Rahmi Koyu - Tersane Ad - Gemiler Reede - Kalkan - Kas Marina - Ücagiz - Kas Marina -Kalkan - Gemiler Reede - Kapi Koyü - D-Marin Göcek - Fetheye We did use a German cruise guide written by Andrea Horn / Wyn Hoop but there was another English one on the vessel which was in a very similar style. Kalkan marina - moring incl water is 100 TL for 44 feet per night buzzing Kalkan on a friday night KalKalkan marina from top - drop anchore max out and in a straight line! Petrol station - comes around every night Bedri Rahmi Koyu - simple food but served by heart Bedri Rahmi Koyu - entrance into the bay comes in handy - shopping market with fridges even - there are ice boats aswell Big Toys for big boats Gemiler Rede, there are lots of mouring boyes - subj to a dinner reservation Gemiler Reede - restaurant and shop - water taxi transfer incl.