Se­cu­rity alert: turn

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sun­set. We aimed in the same di­rec­tion and re­boarded, ed a re­lief to be back on home ter­ri­tory, away from people.

That night, feast­ing on fish, by moon­light, I re­alised that the great at­trac­tion of char­ter­ing a yacht is that you’re free to do as you please.

It’s easy to while away the days swim­ming and snorkelling and there’s no

great need to cov cover huge dis­tances or even go ashore and see the sights.

If you’re feel­ing en­er­getic en­er­getic, then th you can take one of the ca­noes to pad­dle roundthe­bays,or­tryy­ourhan­dat­wa­ter ski­ing.

I ended up bounc­ing over the waves in a rub­ber dough­nut, pulled by speed­boat, a de­light­fully silly ac­tiv­ity, and I couldn’t stop laugh­ing.

This is as good as it gets.

TIGHT AIR­PORT se­cu­rity is no­to­ri­ous for caus­ing de­lays, but it has just got a whole lot worse, for US-bound trav­ellers. Ex­tra strin­gent mea­sures are in place fol­low­ing a new bomb threat from ter­ror groups.

Mo­bile phones (and other elec­tronic de­vices) must be charged and turned on. If it won’t turn on, pas­sen­gers will be asked to charge it and be screened again to con­firm that it is a work­ing de­vice and that its bat­ter­ies are not hid­den ex­plo­sives.

Bri­tish Air­ways have taken an even tougher stance and say pas­sen­gers whose de­vices can­not be turned on will be im­me­di­ately turned away.

Any­one head­ing for des­ti­na­tions that fly close to, US airspace — in­clud­ing Mon­treal, Toronto and Van­cou­ver in Canada, and Mex­ico — can ex­pect even tighter checks.

This is bound to com­pound con­fu­sion among pas­sen­gers about what can be taken through se­cu­rity. Re­stric­tions have been in force since 2007 yet tens of thou­sands of litres of liq­uids and gels and other items are still be­ing con­fis­cated at air­ports.

Ad­vice: charge your phones, keep them on and fol­low our guide for stress free pas­sage through se­cu­rity. Q: Can I take a drink through A: No, not even if you are sip­ping it at the time. Q: Can liq­uids be taken through? A: You can take through var­i­ous liq­uids in dif­fer­ent con­tain­ers, but the container it­self should not be able to hold more than 100ml. These should be car­ried through the air­port in a sin­gle trans­par­ent re-seal­able plas­tic bag, such as a freezer bag. All con­tain­ers should fit com­fort­ably and the bag should be sealed. In­side, there should be no more than 10 con­tain­ers of 100ml, bring­ing the com­bined vol­ume to no more than 1 litre. Only one bag per per­son is al­lowed. Q: Okay, but what is a liq­uid? Is my mas­cara a liq­uid? A: Masacara and other make-up items such as foun­da­tion, are con­sid­ered liq­uids. So are creams, lotions, oils and per­fumes. Toi­letries such as sprays and pres­surised con­tain­ers in­clud­ing shav­ing foam and spray de­odor­ants, all types of pastes, in­clud­ing tooth­paste, shower gel are all to be treated as liq­uids. If in doubt, treat it as a liq­uid. If it’s more than 100ml, pack it. Or buy it once you have passed through se­cu­rity. Q: What about my medicines? A: You can take as much as you need. But you will need a doc­tor’s note. Q: What about baby food? A: You can take as much liq­uid baby food or ster­ilised wa­ter needed for the jour­ney. You will be asked to taste it. Q: Can I take nail scis­sors and tweez­ers in my hand lug­gage? A: No, these items will be con­fis­cated with­out ques­tion. Pack them.

Ru­ins of the an­cient city of Kaunos in Dalyan and a Log­ger­head tur­tle

If your de­vice won’t turn on, you can’t take it on board

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