We got up at 6:30 AM the following morning as we had a 65 nautical mile sailing day down to Kekova Roads. We decided to make it a longer day so that our last sailing day into Finike would be less than 20 nautical miles.
I was so proud of myself, we pulled away from the dock and stowed all of the fenders. I got the main sail jack lines pulled back (these are lines that when up allow the main sail to be dropped without a person helping it to flake), all of the jib and code zero sheets all prepped, and the main sheets ready. Once we raised our main sail, I even remembered to pull the jack lines back into place (we always forget to do this). After all of this there was NO wind. Oh well, we made really good time and got to see some flying fish along the way. If you have never seen a flying fish, they are sight to behold. At first you think it is a small birds but then realize that birds aren’t silver and usually don’t submerge into waves.
As we were motoring I noticed that we had more stow aways. This time we had a stink bug and another dragonfly.
|stow away number 1|
|stow away number 2|
The winds picked up just as we were trying to dock and it took some very tricky maneuvering to dock. We actually came in moving diagonally into the slip. Once tied up we had a lovely view of the castle ruins towering above us. Also, nestled into the side of the hill were many homes. We hung out for a bit before heading to the restaurant for dinner. We were happy that the food was much better and more reasonable (190 TL which included a bottle of white wine).
|first view of Kale Köy|
|view from the boat|
|my beautiful girls|
|school of fish finding shelter under our boat|
|Amida, Shaun and the girls|
|1000 year old olive tree|
|heading to the entrance|
|view down to the docks|
|view up to the top of the castle|
|our floating home|
|pretty view down|
|stairs to the top of the castle|
|Jordan on the cannon|
|Amida and myself trying on the headscarf|
|chilling in the water before our departure|
|swimming back to the boat|
|Jordan and her new flippers|
|ready to climb out|