Our own PRIVATE ISLAND Paradise [Ep.26] Strangest Thing Found in the Sea | Sailing Turkey | SV CUBA

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We found our OWN PRIVATE ISLAND including HOT SPRINGS! Enrique has been promising me to go to the hot springs for days but there was always something more important that need been done. Sailboats need maintenance and we spent most of our time Sailing Turkey looking for boat parts.

Now it’s finally time to enjoy our very own hot springs! But on our dingy ride we spot something in the distance. Is it another uninhabited island? Well not quite. We take our boat closer and realize it is a massive straw umbrella drifting in the bay near Bodrum. Definitively the “Strangest Thing” we ever found in the sea.

The floating oddity actually makes a very exclusive sun tanning spot and we spend some time just chilling on the beach umbrella drifting around. So before we visit our private island we already found a floating uninhabited island to call our own.

The plan was, however, to enjoy the hot water on the deserted island. And the place is indeed void of anyone else. That is until a Turkish party boat passes by bringing blasting some catchy tunes right across the water.

The next day we are back on CUBA and get surprised by a nasty squall early in the morning. The gusts reach almost 45 knots, and many sailboats and motorboats start dragging in the bay. Some boats are anchored way too close to us, so we spend the day just keeping an eye out that we are not hitting another sailboat. In the evening we had to take in some chain, and it was enough for our anchor to dislodge and CUBA to slide right through the bay. It was a miracle we did not hit another boat as we tried for several hours to pick up our anchor in over 40 knots winds.

Those worries are soon forgotten, when we realize we soon run out of drinking water, water in the tanks and we also have to have our grey water holding tank emptied. That means we have to lift anchor once again and set sail to a marina. So, Enrique calls the marina for directions, we get our fenders out and sail onto the dock.

Docking our sailboat works out without issues and soon we are on the way once again. We never stand still for long; we are always on the move and our goal is to sail around the world. Join us each week as we sail on to new destinations!
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We are Enrique (Kiki) from Cuba and Sarah (Salsa) from Germany, a sailing couple. We are living on a boat, our tiny house, creating a travel vlog as we sail around the world. We have almost zero sailing experience, but are determined to circumnavigate & share our adventures with you.

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Sailing life can be a real challenge and is not just (sailing into freedom) and a bit scary at times (especially when your home dangles from an iron thread just 10 mm thick). What is to come? We don’t know but day by day we are learning how to live more sustainable, living off grid, more connected to nature, so we can share our adventures with you. Come storm or good weather.

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