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Brittany Travels: Part 1

Monday, January 23, 2023 12:28 No Comments

Last October, some friends asked us to organize a trip through Brittany with them, to celebrate their marriage and extend their honeymoon adventures.  They wanted us to travel with them and this sounded like a fun adventure for us all.  We had been in Brittany years ago with another friend and had a good time […]

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Beautiful Lisbon

Friday, September 11, 2020 13:58 No Comments

Circumstances, beyond our control, detained me and the captain here in Lisbon and what a beautiful experience it has opened up for us.  I had not heard that much about Lisbon, Portugal before I arrived, so the slate of my perception was clean and open for the beautiful palette of Lisbon to paint it’s magic.  […]

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Saint Junipero Serra’s Birth Place

Saturday, September 22, 2018 13:25 No Comments

While traveling through the Balearic Islands, I discovered that Saint Junipero Serra was born in a small town called Petra on the island of Mallorca in the Balearic Islands off Spain.  Since he is so important to my state and my regional fraternity, I decided to extend a visit there and see what it looked […]

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A Visit to Assisi

Monday, July 2, 2018 16:09 No Comments

I feel so blessed to say I have been able to visit Assisi twice.  The first time was quick, wonderful and I was able to visit so many places where St. Francis experienced his life changes.  This time it was slower and I had more time to think about St. Francis and St. Clare’s life […]

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Tarsus, birthplace of St. Paul

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 5:59 No Comments

Tarsus, the birthplace of St. Paul, lies in the southeastern part of Turkey in the province of Cilicia. It was the ancient capital of the area. It is claimed to be a 9,000 year old city and has been fought over and changed by Hittites, Greeks, Romans and other civilizations for all that time.  Today, […]

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Another Community, Another Boat

Thursday, May 7, 2015 11:15 No Comments

Yes, we moved ORCA to Finike and met our future boat buyer.  So, we have said our goodbyes to ORCA and we found another boat in Bodrum and sailed her to Finike.  How life can change quickly, when you least expect it.  We had planned to go to Cyprus and Egypt with ORCA, but now […]

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The Importance of Community

Thursday, July 24, 2014 15:27 No Comments

While we waited out the rough weather of Winter in Marmaris, Turkey, we’ve enjoyed good fun with the small community of cruisers and members of the greater town community.   We’ve had many celebrations, walks, talks, moments to stop and socialize.  Sometimes I forget how important being part of a community is.  I noticed over time […]

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Busy Summer, Sailing Northern Greece

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 11:44 No Comments

There is a lot to see in Northern Greece.  This summer we decided to cover the section from Thessaloniki to Thassos, with a lot in between.    Weather to an extent dictated where we would go and also mooring possibilities were not always available.  Our first objective was to go as far North before the southerly […]

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Summer Sailing has Begun

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 7:32 1 Comment

After a long winter in Marmaris, we have decided to get back to sailing again.  After checking our stores and getting the boat “ship shape” we have set out.  It is quite sad to have to say “goodbye” to many of our friends, who we spent the Winter with, but we will either keep in […]

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Visiting Antalya

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 13:17 No Comments

Wintering in Marmaris, Turkey has given us many opportunities to wander through the interior of Turkey.   Since the weather has not been inviting to sail we have been enjoying the community here and other locations nearby.   One of our recent trips was to the Antalya area.  We shared a car with some fellow boaters […]

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