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AMBERELLA 2000

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Amberella's adventures in the world wide sea.

This is the ongoing story of Amberella's adventures and her crew, which started in 1998. After a year of rebuilding the boat, sailing out of Turkey, we have traveled westward through the Mediterranean Sea, winter in Spain and plan to cross oceans soon. Take some time to browse in older entries to get a full impression on what it is like to become a sailor...;-),and how we did refit a boat, while the it was at sea... If you always wanted to know how such a project can be done with little experience and budgets. Here is how "we just try to do it"!...

Dear reader: English is not my native language. I startet to write in both languages in 1997, because at this time, English was dominating the world wide web and I wanted to practise my skills in that language. Later during this web project I was encourage by many readers and friends to keep on writing in both languages. So please do oversea my poor vocabulary and grammar and if you like to advise me with some correction, please do so! via mail!


The beginning and some details about the idea and details about AMBERELLA! (in French)

Its always worthwhile to check the other side if you happen to speak German? A review of past voyages and full travel stories. Sailing from Perth to Broome, (unfinished writing project)The first cruising experience ( still unfinished edition) Kappadokia Land of beauty. I spend 3 days in the heart of Anatolia! Izmir and Istanbul a sailing related shopping story Rhodes the first sailing trip with Nastasja and Nina on SY Isenisca Fethiye to Rhodes With our own boat the same trip, but quite a lesson for us Tlos and Saklikent valley, the lates excursion in Turkey

The Gallery

Pictures of Amberella's crew 1998 -2001, 51 images showing the crew Nastasja, Selina, Nina and Frank plus various friends on board
Pictures of Greece | Griechenland 2000, 55 images of Greece during our passage to Spain
Pictures of Australia | Australien 1996 , 16 images were taken with a quick snap camera, while traveling as on board SV Black Magic
Pictures of Amberella sailing 1999 2000, 26 images of Amberella at anchor or at sea

new! September 2001 Videosequence from Amberella under sail as Quicktime Movie or for users of Mediaplayer. This file is 5mb sized and shows Amberella sailing with Frank, his brothers and friends in the Bay of Almeria.

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The diary of AMBERELLA

2001
January 2001 thinking about the sense and nonsense of living aboard
February 2001 back to work
March - April 2001 Life in Roquetas de Mar and more work on Amberella
Mai-June 2001 Are we stuck in Spain or will we make money to keep on going?
July - August 2001 more visitors, , new friends and weare thinking about a decision for the future,
September 2001 We make a desision to move back to Switzerland in December and enjoy the last weeks on board. Franks brothers and family will visit the yacht for holidays.
new! September 2001 Videosequence from Amberella under sail as Quicktime Movie or for users of Mediaplayer. This file is 5mb sized and shows Amberella sailing with Frank, his brothers and friends in the Bay of Almeria.

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2000
January 2000
new crew member Selina arrived
February 2000 rain, rain and paid work on other boats
January 2000 new crew member Selina arrived
February 2000 rain, rain and paid work on other boats
March2000 back in Turkey, getting ready for the passage west
April2000 send the woman home and use the space for tools:)
May2000 leaving Turkey, but repairs hold us up
June2000 Rhodes and Crete Island
July 2000Crete Island, San Thurin, Cyclades
August 2000 Peloponnese and Italy
September2000 Amberella arrives in Spain
October 2000 going south
November 2000 arriving at Almeria Bay
December 2000 we find our winter spot
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1999
January A few days in Izmir and Istanbul and more work on AMBERELLA
January part two Not very warm in Turkey but help from Thomas and Michael for AMBERELLA
February still rebuilding and no end to see
March who calls it pleasure boating
April as the climate turns nice, so is the mood
May we move on board, but have more problems to come
Due to our computer crash, we did not update in June 1999
July AMBERELLA sails, we have a hard trip to Greece and we have more more worries
August We sail back to Turkey, but planning to leave for a longer trip
September We spend most of the time painting our deck in Ciftlik Bay
October We decided to stay for the winter in Greece, sail to Marmaris and back to Rhodes
November Rhodos, Greece our winter resort
December 1999 Christmas in the South
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1998
September, We are about to leave Switzerland and prepare for the trip
October , Frank goes alone to Turkey and AMBERELLA learns to swim
November and November /December AMBERELLA is floating and Frank keeps working inside
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Technical stuff
An anchor windlass for less $?
Electrical matters (generator) Nov99 diary
Building a teak stripped hatch Nov99 diary
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Nina's notes:
Children on board new 2001
Let's talk about the washing today
Turkish Lifestyle
( a short cynical note)
The daily bus drive in Asia Turkey99
The baby street dog Turkey99

Children on board Feb. 2001

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