We have decided that there are too many pirates in the northern Indian Ocean and that the seas are too large in the Southern Ocean, so it makes sense to skip “over” these problems by putting Sabbatical III on a freighter and shipping her to Marmaris, Turkey. She will load sometime in March and unload in Turkey about 3 weeks later. Marmaris is the sailing capital of Turkey, located just a few hours sail from the Greek islands. This means that the planned circumnavigation will not happen, but the point all along is to have a safe and memorable adventure. We are looking forward to cruising in the Med.