Saturday, 22 September 2012

A brief farewell to Turkey

We are back in the marina at Kusadasi. Happy so far with our decision to keep the boat here for the winter.
It is close to wondrous places such as Ephesus, not to mention the nearby Greek islands, Samos, Kos and so forth.
Lots of nice people around speaking langauges we understand, such as Dutch, German, English ... our progress with Turkish still taking a snail's pace...
But we are undeterred by age and diminishing capacities (!!) and determined to be able, within a few months, to carry out a limited conversatin with the people who work here in the marina and local shops, market, transport and suchlike essentials...
David continues to spend hours on the boat crouched over his laptop, editing learned articles, books etc and is presently meeting another publisher's deadline (Springer this time) at the same time as preparing yet more scrumptious meals for me and Stroemhella's guests, such as Adam from Finalnd, who arrived in Kusadasi when we did and is thinking of overwintering here too.

Above two pix show Kusadasi marina at sinset, and the blocks of flats nearby.
Now to pack the essentials for our excursion to the Netherlandsand the UK. Where, it appears from Weather Underground, chilly days await us...
A brief farewell to golden sunsets and azure skies -- now for three-and-a-half weeks of grey and mizzle.. but lots of friends to see again, so who minds a little rain?!
Think I'll miss the muezzin...

Reflections in the bay at Port St Paul, near Samos Straits.

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