Day 94–Sat., Apr. 9, 2011–Kusadasi, Turkey

 Kusadasi, Turkey   

      Another beautiful day in Kusadasi!  We played Wii again before going off.  We went back to one of jewelry shops we visited yesterday to see about earrings to match my necklace.  We ended up buying the stones and I will try to make them at home.  I exchanged a T-shirt I bought yesterday and spent a lot of time deciding on a lamp.  Ray ended up with a beautiful bracelet.  I got a lovely watch and earrings yesterday.  I didn’t carry my camera today and missed quite a few nice pictures.  We ambled down some different streets and really enjoyed ourselves.  The shopkeepers are very friendly saying things like, “I’m next” or “My turn”.  Bargaining is a way of life in Kusadasi.  If they really want to make a sale they will bargain until you get a deal and they still make a profit.  If they don’t have what you are looking for, they will go to their cousin, brother, etc. and find it for you.  One of the streets was nicely paved and they also had narrow alleys.IMG_1105 IMG_1114

     After dinner our show was Scottish singer and violinist Simone Welsh.  She was very good.  She flew in yesterday and will be leaving us in Athens.

     We let go of our mooring lines about 5 pm.  Shortly after leaving the port limits we were be in Greek waters and sailing between the islands toward our next port of call, Piraeus.  When sailing in these restricted waters, the navigators used parallel index lines to assist in monitoring the ship’s position.  These are electronic lines placed on the radar parallel to the ship’s track and at a distance equal to that of the land.

“What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tin matters compared to what lives within us. –Nathaniel Hawthorne-

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