A Welcome Break……
14th August 2016
We left the Nieghbours resturant in Kuz Buku quite late in the morning after a good nights sleep on the rickety, floating pontoon. We found that the neighbours restuarant had superb food and good services, however there wasn’t a menu so there’s only options of fish or meat, which are presented intermittently As a plate sharing style, which is a lovely change. We chose the fish.
The setting for the resturant is very beautiful, and their ingredients were mostly home grown or hand caught. The power source for the resturant is solar, which sit on the roof of the wooden timbered building and this feeling of nature is topped off with no WIFI.
As we disembarked on to our unknown destination we started leaving the Hisarönü Gulf, and head back around into the Rhodes channel. However, since mums shoulder hurt with her pulled muscle and because of the fact that we were running low on water, we turned 180 degrees to head to A Marina to re stock, fill up with water and rest mums shoulder to help repair it. The marina is near Orhaniye. Marti Marine.
As we passed rugged tall cliffs and many secluded, and spacious inlets, the sun lingered in the sky heating the earth below it. Fishing boats passed us with their crew all busy working and glad to get away from the hustle and bustle of the towns. Many charter yachts steamed past with too much sail, or sometimes going the wrong way, and the fast and luxurious motor yachts came barging their way past, creating an almighty wash, that caused the boat sway from side to side, but soon, closely followed by the our New Zealand friends we were at Marti.
After parking perfectly we went for a drink at the pool and enjoyed our company. That evening, mum made dinner aboard and we all looked forward to be being back home in Fethiye.
15th August 2016
Marti marina is so lovely, an isolated setting with exclusive beaches and a pool, restaurants and shops, you can’t walk into town, so the supermarket has the monopoly, but it’s provisions are enough.
Today, we spent the day at the pool and enjoyed the glorious sunshine. At the beach, we did some swimming and sunbathing to top up our tans whilst mum rested her shoulder. We had lunch at the pool bar because walking into any town is too far. The food was good and the setting was beautiful being beneath the canopy of trees offering shelter from the sun.
Open since 1996, Blue Flag Martı Marina & Yacht Club is Turkeys first marina you can actually swim in and is close to dozens of mysterious bays to discover nearby.
Tommorow we will start heading back home, but our stop first will be Serçe limani. We are off to see “Bob”!
16th August 2016
After an early night we left Marti marina at 8 o’clock, so we could reach our destination at around midday.
Our stop over for the night was Serce limani on the west side of the Bozburun peninsular. The water state was very calm with almost no wind until we got past Dirsek and Bozburun, but we were still unable to sail because of the winds being on the nose.
The water ways around here are a lot busier then they are in the Greek islands, but this isn’t a surprise since, from our experience Greece offers cold, much wind and big waves!!!!
When we entered the very large bay, which we call windy bay-(any guesses why!)- we moored, with Bobs efficient help, side to on An individual strong wooden pontoon. Near here there was a small watering hole that was surronded by donkeys, goats and cows that were all very thirsty, but they forgot to be thirsty when Asena went over to investigate. That night, we ate at Captain Nemos resturant, where we had an excellent meal of sea bream and sea bass, both freshly caught. Tomorrow will take us on to “Secret Bay”, Asi Beach ( which we visited at the start of our trip after leaving Gocek bay,) then homewards to Ece, in Fethiye.