In the water for the start of a new sailing season

Sabbatical III awaits launch at Kaş Marina
Sabbatical III awaits launch at Kaş Marina

Sabbatical III is back in the water and we are getting her ready for a cruise up the Turkish Aegean coast and then to the Greek Isles.  We spent four nights living aboard while Sabbatical III was on the hard (above), using the ladder pictured to get on and off.

Sabbatical III shows off her waxed and polished topsides and new anti-fouling paint below the water line.  Note the timbers used to hold her up.
Sabbatical III shows off her waxed and polished topsides and new anti-fouling paint below the water line. Note the timbers used to hold her up.

We are back in our previous berth at Pontoon C berth 13.  Next to us in C14 is a sea turtle (below) who is very polite and does not disturb us even when she eats the marine growth on our underwater lines.

Our sea turtle neighbor who hangs out in the adjacent berth.
Our sea turtle neighbor who hangs out in the adjacent berth (C14).

On the other side of us, in berth C12, there is a school of sea bream (below) who are quiet except when you throw them some bread — then its a feeding frenzy.

Sea bream in berth C12.
Sea bream in berth C12.

Plus the young ones who hang out at our stern in C13 (below).

Small fry behind Sabbatical III in C13.
Small fry behind Sabbatical III in C13.

We are almost finished with our maintenance and  improvement projects and should be ready to head north-west up the coast by Sunday or Monday.

Stuff that needs to be stowed.
Stuff that needs to be stowed.
Laura scrubs the deck and wipes down the stanchions.
Laura scrubs the deck and wipes down the stanchions.

M.

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