Ciftlik

 

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And the invisible ancient city….

 

Early this morning, the sky was lit up by the beautiful sun rise that fell across the land and sea.  I had been awakened by a loud engine, possible coming from a small fishing boat, or maybe even a gullet.  When mother and Geoff finally rose from there sleep, I took the dog for a walk, and then bought some village bread.  After being infested with wasps whilst having a Turkish breakfast on board, we walked out of the yacht club and went to find” The Ancient City Of Amos”.

The road, which was more of a dust track, had many flowers  At the side,  and the tall, Rocky Mountains stood over the restaurant and jetty like a Beafeater at the Tower of London.  For half an hour we searched every field and  every track…..but we couldn’t find it!  Maybe it was so ancient, it just crumpled to pieces and fell away.

Once back out in the bay, we put up our sails and started Goose winging(1).  I loved being out in the fresh air, its as if it gives you a new lease of life.  We sped along very quickly with our sails up, but we had to put them back down because  wind disappeared.  Back with the engine running, we left Marmaris bay and went back out into the Rhodes channel, where, today it was flat.

The trip today was short because we only had to pass the headland and enter a small cove, were a town called Ciftlik had some pontoons with a restaurant. Once docked, we were seeing Jenia and Sveta again who were also docked a few meters away from us.  We dined with them for lunch and then Metin and Anya arrived.  The water at this restaurant is very clear and clean, so the rest of the day was spent swimming.  We also plan to dine with them tonight at the pontoon restaurant called “Mehmet Place”.  I will tell you what happens tommorow.

Author: adventurerintrainingblog

I am a 13 year old boy and live and am home schooled by my parents aboard our 45 foot sailing yacht which we sail from Turkey. I have travelled through/ across Europe by road, several times now, but this winter my family and I will be setting of in to the heart of Turkey, including Konya, where hopefully we will be able to see the hypnotic Whirling dervishes, Cappadocia, where we can visit the fairy chimneys, caves houses, and watch the hot air balloons lift in to the sky. We will also get to visit the wonderful Turkish Coastline, including hotspots like Antalya, Alanya and Mersin. I hope you can come along for the ride, then sail along with me as I blog my sailing adventures for next year!

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