We have been circumnavigating for over five years, leaving St. Thomas, VI and currently in the Greek Islands
. We are constantly amused by "cruising myths." Most are exaggerations of some speck of truth and some have no basis in fact at all.
A recent example occurred in Turkey
. We were invited to a coffee joining about 8 "residents" of a marina who filled us in on everything we needed to know about Turkey
. BTW, "residents" we define as people who have not moved their boats in at least 4 years. And "Mayor" we define as the resident who has been there the longest. One of the things they told us about was what we refer to as the poopy-copters.
The story, as told to us, is that Turkey has a fleet of specially equipped helicopters that fly over marinas
looking for brown spots of water
being ejected from boats. When they spot the poopy violator, they land and issue a hefty fine. This story was told in all seriousness and repeated to us several times by other residents.
We have decided that one of the things that we can do is create a list of all of the cruiser myths we have heard on our circumnavigation
Please help us ensure that our list is complete...we know that you can help.
BeBe, Amel Super Maramu
Currently Kea - Greek Islands