I was motoring slowly, so I did not reach the outside of the 10 mile deep bay until after 10:30, a slight breeze began to blow, miniscule ripple patterns appeared on an barely undulating glassy sea; I raised the main to catch what wind there was. I would have preferred a favorable north or south wind would have been nice for a close hauled sail back, but more times than not I have had to motor back to Marmaris from Gocek, with the wind coming towards me. The 40 mile trip can be uncomfortable when it does, so I was happy to have a windless start and even a slightly good angle to the wind that allowed me to motor-sail.
I was engrossed in making Otto Helm (the autohelm...) work more efficiently, so I spent the greater part of the morning resetting the various calibrations, 5 of them, to try to get the autohelm to steer more precisely. I guess that our Mr Otto is not the greatest sailor, all of my adjustments made little difference, but the funny thing is, once there is a stiff head wind, he does steer well! Strange, guess he likes a challenge - and they say computers don't have a mind of their own, well I can tell you, my impression of Otto is that he cares little about being told what to do and steers how he wants to, when he wants to!