Summer 2022

Merry Christmas

The year seems to have flown by and it’s strange to already have ZigZag safely moored for the winter. With just a short time in Finike marina before a planned trip back to the UK, we soon got used to marina life again.

There are lots of social events arranged including a Friday happy hour, Sunday barbecue, exercise classes, walking groups, boat jumbles, coffee mornings and craft afternoons, it didn’t take long to meet some of our fellow liveaboards.

Outside of the marina, Finike is a small traditional commercial town in a market garden area. It is well known for its citrus fruits due to its mild climate. One of the highlights of the week is the huge farmers market where you can find an abundance of fresh fruit and veg, meats, cheeses, olives, clothes and other locally sourced products. It is a short walk from the boat and was easy to find as there was a steady stream of people leaving the marina with their shopping trolleys, heading that way.

There are some stalls along the side of the market serving cooked food where we met up with some friends for a breakfast Gözleme (pancake) to build ourselves up for a large fruit and veg shopping adventure. Choosing the right filling for your Gözleme is serious business!

It was soon time to leave Turkey and we are now back in the UK to spend Christmas and the new year with friends and family.

A big thank you to everyone for continuing to read our blog this year and for the lovely comments, we always look forward to hearing from you. There will not be any posts for a few weeks until we return back to Ziggy. Remember, if you haven’t already done so, register to receive email updates and you will be notified when the next post is published.

We would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and best wishes for 2023. Until next time, I’ll leave you with a few more photos of Finike and the marina.

13 replies on “Merry Christmas”

Happy Christmas and a happy and healthy new year to you both from wet and windy Cowes, our new winter home!!
Great pictures as always, you both look very happy and healthy, c

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Thank you for another wonderful year of blogs. You always make them so entertaining and interesting. They are a joy, and very much looked forward to each week. Please do resume them when you return to Zigzag for next season’s sailing adventures.
Wishing you a happy New Year!

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Hope you’ve had a wonderful Christmas and that you enjoy the remainder of your temporary return to the UK. Looking forward to your blog when it resumes in the New Year. Wishing you both a happy, adventurous and safe 2023

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I have loved reading your weekly updates – you have certainly visited some fascinating places and you don’t seem to be missing work at all.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and prosperous New Year !

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Guys your last photo says it all, WOW you both look amazing! Thank you again for sharing your journey. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, with your family and friends…..will miss you!! 😘xxx

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year – or in Turkish:
mutlu Noeller ve mutlu yıllar

Its been a joy to read your weekly updates and see your super photos.
Thank you for sharing your journey. May you have a safe trip back to the UK and a well earned break from writing your weekly blog.
See you on the other side of the festive season.

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Pancake fillings should be a very considered choice so it is right Paul is taking his time with this. Love the photos, especially the turtle! Merry Christmas 🎄 🎅xx

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Great blog Sue & Paul keep up the good work. Look forward to catching up with the Ziggy adventure in the new year. Have a wonderful Christmas, love R,D & PG xx

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