Monthly Archives: June 2012

Our sixth day at sea… Marilyn and Alf

We have been in the port of Alexandria, Egypt since breakfast time this morning. Unfortunately, we have not been allowed to disembark so needed to keep ourselves amused which is difficult when we are so looking forward to arriving in … Continue reading

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Our fifth day at sea – Marilyn and Alf

Izmir, Turkey to Alexandria, Egypt, is a long way so our fifth day we were at sea the whole day. According to the charts, there are depths of two thousand metres in this part of the Mediterranean Sea. The weather … Continue reading

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Our fourth day at sea – Marilyn and Alf

We arrived in the port of Izmir, Turkey very late last night and were told that we could go ashore this morning. We actually, left the ship about 8.00 AM and returned at 11.00 AM. Once out of the port, … Continue reading

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Third day at sea – Marilyn and Alf

It’s 9.30 AM on day three. We left Piraeus (Athens) at 7.00 AM this morning and our next destination is Izmir, Turkey. We were on the bridge this morning as the pilot guided us out of Piraeus which is incredibly … Continue reading

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Our second day at sea – Marilyn and Alf

By the second day, we were adjusting to our new adventure. At breakfast, we went through the Nissos Islands separating the Ionian and Aegian Seas. We were advised that we should be in Athens by about six o’clock this evening. The … Continue reading

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Our first day at sea – Marilyn and Alf

It’s 9.15 AM and what an amazing twenty-four hours! We are just saying goodbye to Sicily to our right (starboard) and Calabria, the Italian mainland to left (port), after our first night at sea. An hour ago, on the captain’s … Continue reading

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Slow travel in cargo and small ships – Marilyn and Alf

Our blog is entitled “Taking the slow road to Cyprus”. The idea of the trip began when we read an article in the Daily Telegraph on Cargo Cruises. A little research and we were locked on to the idea of … Continue reading

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