I looked at Turkey a short mile or two across the Straight of Samos from our yacht anchored in the bay of Pathagoris on the Greek Island of Samos. Green, lush, mountainous and mysterious, she called to me.

We got ready to set sail for Kea, packed up our loose items, did the dishes and hauled up the anchor. Today was really the first day where the winds looked good enough to sail. It was a beautiful day, sunny and very breezy! We were off the hook by 10:30 AM with south winds at 20 knots that lasted for one hour.