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absolutely great information. both historical stuff (which i enjoy immensely) and present facts. thanks to this great info, i will join the race. maybe i will find the time to put in some suitable quotes from the iliad or anabasis... buyuk thanks to the organizers! henry, of finland
A Prodigious Effort

WOW! In the short period of time I have been here, this is the most expansive and complete "tour" of a race ever created. Amazingly well done AC505!!!!

Hawk... this will be an ENTIRE semester of learning for your class!!

As I have opined before, you don't get this kind of involvement, interest, effort, knowledge and community on ANY other sailing site. Those are games. We are SOL!

SP
Right ShamPir ;-) Fantastic interesting - this is how a SOL-race must be :-)
Something for those interested in cartography...the famous Ottoman Admiral Piri Reis Map of 1513. Quite a controversy surrounds the Map. Hope you'll find it interesting.

piri reis map

Piri_Reis

piri reis unsolved

pirireis
Just realized why there are marks on the east end of Lesvos (Lesbos) and Samos Islands. AC505 didn't put them to inflict more torture (after the Bosphorus [Istanbul Bogazi] and the Dardanelles). It is because they are Greek Islands and it is a race around Turkey. Khlos is also Greek but it is not likely that anyone would go west of it between Lesvos and Samos.

These Islands also have very interesting history.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesbos
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samos

AC 505, thanks for a wonderful race and guide.

:-)
Of course that theory doesn't explain the mark on Bozcaada. So maybe there was a wee bit of Sadism at play.

;-)
Capt. Jack, your theories are correct...however besides a bit of sadism, Bozcaada is worth visiting as lately it has become famous with its wines and it is like an environmental lab. Like California:)) Cheers.
Just bringing this brilliant guided tour back to the top!!

:-)
Mysterious 12,000-Year-Old Gobekli Tepe

Earthfiles report by Linda Moulton Howe
None so blind
Sumela (Greek Orthodox) Monastery is situated in Macka, Trabzon - which we past by yesterday - built 1600 years ago 1300 m above sea level...a difficult task!
Sumela_1.jpg
Sumela_2.jpg

A good coverage in Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sümela_Monastery

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