September 1, Thursday Evening. Here it goes: What a Difference a Day Makes!

Written by Jack van Ommen on September 1st, 2011

As anticipated. I am anchored right off the Malecon/Board Walk on the southern tip of the city of Istanbul’s peninsula. And it so happens that I am again in good company, right next to Keith and Carol the English couple on “Kirsten Jayne” who I met in Varna and later again in Nessebar. They have a visiting friend, Jane, from England and an Australian couple from Sidney who are staying at the Atakoy Marina, Patty and Carolyn Mitchell on “Kristian” came to join them and we all went for dinner on shore here next to the anchorage. Just across the Malecon boulevard is a district lined with restaurants. Kind of like the Left Bank in Paris near the Sorbonne.

Tomorrow it is a short walk or tram ride into town to do my paper work. Keith was very helpful in pointing me to the right places. The sweet front desk receptionist, at the Atakoy Marina, also typed out for me all the 4 offices I have to visit. “Kirsten Jayne” is moving across to the same bay where “Stella Maris” is, early in the morning. And I expect to move there after I am done in Istanbul.

For any body coming this way my anchorage coordinates are : 41.00 N 28.58 E it is a bit rolly from the passing tour boats but protected from North and West winds. And closer to down town than any marinas. One of the tram lines stops right on the Malecon. And it is Free…. My bicycle tire patch job, in Nessebar, on the leaking dingy seems to have worked.



2 Comments so far ↓

  1. Bo & Vivi, SY Lorna says:

    Interesting reading, your blog came up when we were searching for Keith and Carol on Kirsten Jayne.
    We met them in Suwarrow many years ago and since we are now in the same area (the Med) it would be great to meet. Cruising friends told us that Kirsten Jayne has visited the Black Sea.
    Our question is: Can you put us in touch with Keith and Carol, please?
    Kind regards,
    Bo & Vivi

  2. jackvanommen says:

    I do not have their e mail address. They should be in Fethyie right now getting their boat on the hard to leave for their home in New Zealand. Maybe you can get the address for the marina there and get word to them.