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2005 was a year of a little less travel - pick a month
or skip the words and go for the pictures!

January - Winter in rainy Marmaris with parties and dinners, plus a trip to the US for Bob.

February - Bob loads up on boat stuff from the US while Judi sews canvas projects and visits a boat show in Istanbul.

March - We visit wine country in Scirince and carpet shops in Marmaris - a little time is spared to apply varnish to Long Passages.

April - A bus trip to the Turkish capital, Ankara, fills us with information and admiration for the founder of modern Turkey, Mustafa Ataturk.

May - In company with Marcus and Debi, we take buses to Eastern Turkey to the Syrian border and succumb to 'Carpet Mania' in Capadoccia.

June - Cruising resumed, we follow the southern coast to Turkey and cross to the Greek Isles, fetching up in Mykonos, a fabled spot with snow-white houses with brilliantly blue roofs.

July - Our passage thru Greece continues with stops in Athens, Santorini, the Corinth Canal, and Levkas.

August - On to Italy, where we settle into Vibo Valentia, where small-town festivals happen every weekend.  We stop cruising for the season.

September - We stop for a quick visit to Rome and the Vatican on our way to England to retrieve our motor-home from friends.

October - Bob returns to the US for a funeral and medical issues put our travel plans on hold.

November - Surgery for Bob and a makeover for the motor-home fills our time - with a little time left to visit the New Forest, a beautiful part of southern England.

December - We head south to Spain and a Christmas visit with Micael and Ligia, landlubbers since the sale of their yacht Quest in Marmaris last Spring.


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