We have less than three weeks before we depart on June 27th! Everything is falling into place for an action packed summer. We fly to Istanbul from Boston with the Rectors for 4 nights touring the great city before flying to Dalaman to begin the summer cruise. Our plan will be to explore the bays around Datca and Bodrum peninsulas in South West Turkey before crossing into the Greek islands to connect with the Weiders and Hemphills on July 10th. Over the following 8 days, we will explore the northern Dodecanese islands of Kos, Kalymnos, Leros, Lipsi, Arki and Patmos. After bidding goodbye to the Rectors (heading to Samos) and the Weiders (heading home) – we will slide across the Aegean through Amorgos and the small Cyclades to Naxos where the Hemphills will head to Athens on July 23rd. The Smiths will arrive from Santorini on July 24th – and we will make our way west and north to Mykonos. On August 2nd, the Carty clan will arrive in Mykonos and we will head west. We still need to set a meeting spot for Bernie and Mikka on August 10th – knowing we will pick up Mum and Dad Baird near Athens on August 15th. We have a final 11 days to slide across the Aegean Sea to Rhodes for August 26th before heading up the 20 n.miles back to Marmaris to haul out and fly home on August 29th.
It seems short when you write it down!